ALEXANDRIA, VA-Late this afternoon, in an email to the Bishop Ireton (BI) community, the Catholic high school announced the appointment of its new principal, Dr. Timothy Guy. He will assume his duties on July 1, upon the retirement of Denise Tobin. A formal introduction will take place via video after Easter.
“It is with great privilege that I have appointed Dr. Guy to serve in partnership with Mrs. Kathleen McNutt as the leadership team at Bishop Ireton,” said Bishop Michael F. Burbidge.
Guy received his M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech. After graduating from Mount Saint Mary’s College with a BS in Mathematics, He taught math at Archbishop Carroll High School, George Mason High School, and Blyth Templeton Academy.
He has also had a long career in administration. From 2002 to 2013, Guy served as Assistant Principal at George Mason. Prior to that role, he was Dean of Students for ten years. For the last three, he has been a math teacher at BI, while serving as chair of the Math Department.
“I am excited to welcome Dr. Guy as our next principal. He has demonstrated a commitment, not only to Catholic education, but to the unique Salesian charism that makes Bishop Ireton special,” said Head of School Kathleen McNutt.” We have been blessed by his dedication as a faculty member, department chair and key member of the Reopening Task Force during the pandemic.”
The appointment comes as BI plans to expand its academic programs and STEM focus.
“Being a part of the Bishop Ireton community as a teacher has been a true blessing, and I am delighted to be selected as the next principal,” Guy said. “I am humbled by the trust and responsibility imparted upon me by the search committee, […] Kathleen McNutt, the Office of Catholic Schools, and Bishop Burbidge.
“I am grateful to Principal Denise Tobin for her years of service and aspire to continue to work with the community, colleagues and students to facilitate Bishop Ireton’s mission to Advance Always.”