FRAMINGHAM – Marian High’s is making leadership changes, and will have a new principal in 2017-18.
The Marian High School Board of Trustees announced a reorganization of leadership at the Framingham-based Catholic Independent Co-ed High School. Beginning
Beginning in the 2017-18 school year John Ermilio, who for the past three years has been principal, will assume the role of President, a role previously held by Sister Catherine Clifford of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
Moving into the Principal position will be current Dean of Students Brian Donohue. For the past seven years Donohue has taught English at Marian and more recently also moved into the Dean of Students role. I believe in the Marian community. I have personally seen it succeed for the last seven
“I believe in the Marian community. I have personally seen it succeed for the last seven years and now I look forward to serving our students and staff as their new principal,” said Donohue.
Adding to her duties as Athletic Director Stephanie Ridolfi will become the Dean of Students. Since 2015, Ridolfi has been Athletic Director and head girls lacrosse coach at Marian High School.
“During my time at Marian I have enjoyed interacting with the students at the athletic level,” said Ridolfi, “and I am excited and honored for the opportunity to engage with the entire student body.”
“For 60 years Marian has been educating leaders,” said Ermilio, “and I am humbled by the faith that the Trustees have demonstrated in Stephanie, Brian and myself. I am confident that the three of us will continue to position Marian as a premier Catholic College Prep High School in the Metro West area.”
Marian is a Catholic, college preparatory, co-educational secondary school. The Marian community welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and is committed to fostering the growth and development of each individual in an environment of respect and accountability.
Marian High School was officially opened by Rev. Richard Cardinal Cushing, the Ordinary of the Boston Archdiocese, in 1956. Under the leadership of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Marian grew in number and reputation, educating many who are now proudly part of our more than 6,000 alums. Former students have moved on to assume roles as astronaut, business manager, educator, physician, pro athlete, TV producer, etc. Over the years, many dedicated men and women have assumed the educational
leadership of the school, ably supported by dedicated faculty and staff. In 2004, through a change in governance within the Archdiocese of Boston, Marian High School became its own entity, Marian High School, Inc.