New Principal Named at Archbishop Carroll High School

June 06, 2006

David S. Stofa, PhD, an experienced educator and principal with both the Archdiocese of Washington and Prince George’s County Public Schools, has been named principal of Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, DC. He will take over leadership of the 650-student school, located near The Catholic University of America, on July 1, 2006. Archbishop Carroll is the only high school owned by the Archdiocese of Washington.

“The Board of Directors worked very hard over the last nine months to find the best person to lead Archbishop Carroll High School into the future. We are delighted that Dr. Stofa has agreed to take on this new role. His qualifications, enthusiasm and experience are a great match with the school,” said Sean Hendon, chairman of the principal search committee. Mr. Hendon also is an alumnus of Archbishop Carroll and chairman of the school’s board of directors.

Dr. Stofa was named principal of St. Francis Xavier elementary school in Southeast Washington, DC two years ago. He had been with the Prince George’s County Public School system for 36 years as a teacher and a principal of two high schools: Bladensburg High School from 1988-1995 and 2000-2004, and Oxon Hill High School from 1996-1999. From 1995-1996, he also was director of pupil services. Between 1996 and 1999, he served as chief educational administrator of the Oxon Hill Community of Schools, supervising 11 other principals, and from 1999-2000, he was regional executive director, supervising 38 schools and principals. Dr. Stofa has served on numerous task forces, advisory boards and committees, and was named principal of the year in 1997. The Oxon Hill High School Chapter of the National Honor Society is now named in his honor.

“I have enjoyed my past two years at St. Francis Xavier and I will miss the children and their families deeply. At the same time, I am looking forward to this new challenge. Archbishop Carroll has a tremendous legacy and a rich tradition of excellence. I am committed to working with the faculty, staff, parents and, above all, the students to ensure this school has a positive learning environment, strong instructional programs, high expectations for the students and a focused mission,” Dr. Stofa said.

Dr. Stofa will succeed Mr. John Butler, who steps down as president of Archbishop Carroll High School this June, and Mr. Jim Mumford, who retired as principal last summer.

Susan Gibbs
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