Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., President of Georgetown Preparatory School, is delighted to announce that John Glennon Jr. has been named the next Headmaster of Georgetown Prep, effective July 1, 2016. He will succeed Jeffrey L. Jones who announced his retirement in May after nine years as the school's Headmaster.
No stranger to our community, John served in various administrative capacities at Georgetown Prep from 2001 to 2010. This past July, he returned to the school as Assistant Headmaster. Over the past seven months, John has worked closely with Fr. Pilarz and Jeffrey Jones in the supervision of Prep's educational program and the making and implementation of school policy.
His wide range of experience at Georgetown Prep is complemented by his work in education outside our community. In 2010, John earned an Ed.M. in School Leadership from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. While in Boston, he served as a principal intern at TechBoston Academy, a pilot school in the Boston Public School System.
In 2011, John moved to Philadelphia to help found Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School whose aim is to prepare students from families with limited economic means for success in college and beyond. The school will graduate its first class of seniors in June, 100% of whom have already been accepted to a four-year college or university. John served as Assistant Principal at the school, which opened in 2012, and was responsible for faculty and staff recruitment, curriculum development, family communications, and the academic support program. While in Philadelphia he also taught sophomore math and a junior English elective.
John is a product of Jesuit education. He graduated from Boston College High School and earned a B.A. in Government with a minor in Economics from Georgetown University. He also received a Master of Public Policy degree with a concentration in education, social, and family policy from Georgetown. John lives in Silver Spring with his wife, Kim.
Fr. Pilarz stated, "I was very pleased by the number and quality of the candidates for Headmaster at Prep. I'm grateful to all members of the Prep community who participated in the process, especially our Search Committee. Thanks to their hard work, we have found a first-rate teacher and administrator who knows our school and is steeped in the Jesuit educational tradition. John's experience and expertise will help us do even more remarkable things for our students and the greater glory of God."
John noted, "I feel humbled and blessed by this opportunity. Jesuit education has been challenging young minds and changing the world for over 400 years. Georgetown Prep has played an important role in that history. What's even more exciting is the impact we can have going forward. I look forward to supporting our students and faculty as we imagine and create that future together."
John Krambuhl, Georgetown Prep's Director of Campus Ministry and Chair of the Headmaster Search Committee, added, "First I would like to thank the Search Committee: Sr. Mary Bourdon, Robert Clark '87, Joshua Furnary, Mary Elise Gribbin, Neil Mitten '01, Katherine Steuart, and Lucie Wilson. Their generosity of time and energy resulted in a quality search with a highly competitive candidate pool. We congratulate John Glennon Jr. on his appointment by Fr. Pilarz to Headmaster and look forward to building the future of Georgetown Prep together."