Fenwick's Next Chapter

President-Principal Administration Model
Partnership with St. Mary of the Annunciation, Danvers

Reflecting our rich tradition and the enthusiasm with which we approach our future, the Fenwick Board of Trustees has adopted the administration model of a President-Principal model at the commencement of the 2019-2020 Academic Year, July 1, 2019. Fenwick's recent partnership in 2018 with St. Mary of the Annunciation School in Danvers with its wonderful tradition of academic excellence, has provided opportunities to strengthen our Catholic educational mission and we are poised for continued success with this exciting partnership and strategic leadership model.

In this administrative model, executive functions are aligned around two distinct leadership profiles: the outward-facing entrepreneur and institution-builder (President), and the inward-facing academician and champion of teaching, learning, and best practice (Principal).

We are all thrilled that Thomas E. Nunan, Jr. has assumed the role of Bishop Fenwick's first president. Known as an inspirational leader with a strong strategic focus, as president, Mr. Nunan will ensure academic excellence at Fenwick and our partner school, St. Mary of the Annunciation of Danvers, as both schools continue to educate the whole student. Completing the leadership team in the principal roles is newly selected Cecilia Marquez who began her duties on July 1, 2019 at Fenwick and Sharon Burrill at St. Mary of the Annunciation, Danvers.

Fenwick's first President, Thomas E. Nunan, Jr.

Thomas E. Nunan, Jr. is a trusted, inspirational leader with a strategic focus. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy (Phi Beta Kappa) and his M.Ed. in Religious Education from Boston College. Mr. Nunan has also completed the Lynch Leadership Academy and the Emmaus Program, both at Boston College.

Mr. Nunan has been a leader in Catholic secondary education for over 30 years, most recently as the founding Head of School at Saint Joseph Preparatory High School in Boston, MA. At Saint Joseph Prep, click to continue reading.

Cecilia Márquez
named Fenwick's Principal

An experienced, innovative educator and a strong academic leader, Cecilia Márquez believes that a student’s high school years are a transformative journey of self-discovery, where identity, creativity, interests, and passions are cultivated with generosity and depth. Each student should feel the trust and the care of supportive and knowledgeable teachers, click to continue reading.

Sharon Burrill, Principal
Partner school St. Mary's of Danvers

Sharon Burrill has over 15 years of experience in both the classroom and in academic leadership positions, currently as Principal of Fenwick's partner school St. Mary’s of the Annunciation in Danvers, MA. Ms. Burrill brings to the position extensive experience in curriculum, click to continue reading.