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March 1, 2019

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Malden Catholic High School, I am delighted to announce that after an extensive nationwide search, Mr. John K. Thornburg has been appointed Headmaster of Malden Catholic High School. He will begin his term on July 1, 2019.

I could not be more thrilled that a seasoned, respected educator with John's vision, passion, and leadership qualities will serve as our next Headmaster. I am confident that John will lead our students, faculty, and school community in becoming a model for codivisional education.

This intensive search process could not have happened without the efforts of our Head of School Search Committee, chaired by Mr. Tom Hughes '75, the assistance of Mr. Patrick Slattery, Executive Director of the Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools network, and the input of students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and administrators of Malden Catholic. To all of them we extend our sincere gratitude.

In a special way, we are deeply grateful for the services of Brother Thomas Puccio, C.F.X., who has led our community with a steady hand as Acting Headmaster throughout this process. I know you will join me in thanking him for his tireless and compassionate stewardship of our school community.

To learn more about John's appointment, I invite you to read the full press release by clicking the link below, where you will find a more robust list of John's professional achievements.

Thank you for keeping our school and this process in your prayers throughout the last six months.


Jim Donovan Hon’11
Board Chairman

Click Here to Read Malden Catholic's Official Statement Announcing John K. Thornburg as the school's 19th Headmaster.