Cristo Rey Boston High School president Kevin J. Kraska is pleased to announce that Raymond G. Dewar has been named principal of the school, effective late October. Dewar brings more than 30 years of experience in education to his new role, including 15 years as a high school principal.
“We are thrilled to have Ray Dewar as our new principal,” said Kraska. “He is deeply committed to the unique mission of our school: to prepare our students academically, spiritually and emotionally for success in college, career and life through our unique model of college preparatory academics and a four-year Corporate Work Study experience. I know he will be a great asset to Cristo Rey Boston.”
Dewar’s administrative experience includes 10 years as the principal at Norton High School, and most recently, Goodrich Academy, an alternative urban high school in Fitchburg. His teaching career has taken him all over the world - first to Quito, Ecuador, where he met his wife Martha, and then to Manila, the Philippines, before coming back to New England. The Cristo Rey Boston position represents his first opportunity to work in a Catholic school setting since his first teaching job at nearby Cathedral High School.
“The welcome I’ve received from the students and faculty has been really great,” said Dewar. “Already I can clearly see the commitment of our teachers to the mission of the school. The more people I meet, the more I am certain that this is a role I’ve been working toward all my career.”
A graduate of Worcester’s College of the Holy Cross, Dewar also holds masters’ degrees in secondary education and educational leadership. Ray and his wife, Martha are the parents of two high school-aged children - Clara, who is a senior this year, and Raymond, Jr., a freshman.