Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, has appointed David J.A. Carradini, a seasoned religious educator, as principal of the Prout School.
The Prout School is a Catholic high school in Wakefield that serves more than 600 students through a comprehensive educational program rooted in college preparatory academics.
Following a national search of many highly qualified candidates, a search committee recommended Carradini to the bishop. He will assume his new position on July 1. Carradini replaces Principal Gary Delneo, who is retiring at the end of this academic year.
“With the unanimous recommendation of the search committee, I am pleased to appoint David Carradini as principal of The Prout School,” Tobin said. “David’s significant Catholic and academic credentials position him well to help students witness, share and grow in their faith community. I would also like to recognize Gary Delneo’s many years of dedicated service to the faculty and students as principal of Prout.”
“The Prout School's commitment to the Catholic Faith and to the International Baccalaureate creates a singular opportunity for educational advancement in Rhode Island and all New England,” Carradini said. “I am humbled and glad to have been chosen to lead the Prout School as it moves to the next levels of academic excellence.”
With many years of experience in Catholic education, Carradini offers experience in curriculum design, execution and review, including the International Baccalaureate, the Prout School’s signature academic offering, which he taught in Spain, among other subjects.
He has taught Sacred Scripture, Moral Theology and Church History at the high school level in Washington, D.C., where he also co-led college counseling, participated in student advisory and coached debate.
Carradini currently serves in the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in educational programs to Native Americans and organizations working with at-risk youth. Throughout his service with the federal government, he has continued his religious educational service through outreach at the parish, diocesan and regional levels.
A parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena, in Great Falls, VA, where he has volunteered countless hours as a CCD and RCIA instructor, Carradini is a member of a number of lay Catholic societies.
A native of Long Island, NY, Carradini is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Yale University and the University of Navarre (Pamplona, Spain). He and his wife, a native Rhode Islander, look forward to joining the Prout School in this new professional venture.
Release courtesy the Office of Communications of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.