Bishop Fenwick High School started off the new year last week with a new principal.
The Board of Trustees at the private Catholic school recently announced that Brother Thomas Zoppo, FSC, would be taking over as the schools' ninth principal as of Sept. 3.
“We are thrilled that Brother Thomas Zoppo is taking the reins as Bishop Fenwick’s new principal,” said Arthur Makar, the president of the trustees and a Bishop Fenwick alumnus.
“[Zoppo] is joining the ranks of outstanding Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and lay leaders who have led the school for over a half century. We are confident that his strength as an educator and financial acumen will help propel the school forward,” Makar said.
Zoppo was most recently the president of Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore, Md., but originally hails from the Boston area. He is a De La Salle Christian Brother. The order is named after the found of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
An announcement from the schools says Zoppo has more than 30 years of administrative and teaching experience in Catholic secondary and collegiate institutions and has degrees from Villanova University and Manhattan College.
“It is both an honor and a privilege to be selected as the next principal of Bishop Fenwick High School,” said Zoppo. “After visiting the campus, it is evident that the school is a very special place."
"I look forward to advancing Fenwick’s exceptional tradition of excellence and further improving an environment that has allowed young people to flourish personally and academically for over 50 years,” he said.
Zoppo succeeds Sr. Cathy Fleming, who left Fenwick this summer to become the principal of the St. Mary School in Beverly.
Bishop Fenwick is located at 99 Margin St. in Peabody.