Saint John’s Preparatory School Announces Jon McGee as its Next Head of School
After a nationwide search, Saint John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville, Minn., is proud to announce Jon McGee as its next head of school. McGee, who currently serves as the vice president for planning and strategy at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University (CSB/SJU), will take office on July 1. He will be the first lay leader of the school following 29 monastic members of Saint John’s Abbey who have successively led the school since its founding in 1857.
“Jon McGee is an excellent educational leader with extensive experience in the private college and university market not only at Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s but across the country,” said Chris Twomey, chair of the Saint John’s Preparatory School Board of Regents and a member of the class of 1966. “His years of dedication to education and students’ preparation for life, and his passion for Prep and the Benedictine values was evident throughout the search and interview process. We are thrilled he will lead the school at this historic moment.”
“Jon comes to Saint John’s Prep with extensive knowledge and understanding of the school’s rich history and strong Catholic Benedictine philosophy,” said Abbot John Klassen, OSB, and a member of the class of 1967 and chancellor of Saint John’s Prep. “As Prep enters its third year of a three-year strategic plan, Jon offers the unique perspective and experience as a chief strategist and consultant to other institutions of higher learning, including secondary schools. He understands the economic, challenges and opportunities the school faces as a globally minded, independent school in the ever-changing landscape of education.”
Jon’s appointment comes after a four-month search that produced an outstanding response from education leaders from across the United States and abroad. After thorough vetting of many highly qualified candidates, Saint John’s Preparatory School Board of Regents voted unanimously and enthusiastically on Feb. 25, 2019, to approve the search committee’s recommendation to appoint McGee as its next head of school.
We hope you will join us in our celebration as we welcome Jon to Saint John’s Prep!