Dear Members of the Archbishop Riordan Community,
After careful consideration of more than 15 applications, we are pleased to announce that the new Archbishop Riordan High School Principal is Mr. Timothy A. Reardon. Our search committee cast a wide net and we are proud to say that we believe we have found a true leader who feels called to be at Riordan’s service as Principal. While the search was initially intended to find an interim principal, we feel that Mr. Reardon’s background and experience made him an exceptional candidate to be our Principal, rather than our interim principal. He will join our community beginning in August.
Mr. Reardon comes to us from Saint Ignatius where he spent more than two decades as an English teacher, basketball coach, and most recently as Alumni Director. He served as a member of key school committees at Saint Ignatius including two terms on WASC, a Discipline Board member, a member of the Admissions Committee, as well as two years on the Principal’s Advisory Board.
Mr. Reardon is a native San Franciscan and attended Saint Cecilia’s Catholic School and Saint Ignatius. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame where he competed as a varsity men’s baseball player and as an amateur boxer in the famed “Bengal Bouts,” an annual student boxing competition that raises significant funding for the Holy Cross missions in Bengal. Mr. Reardon also earned a master’s degree in education from San Francisco State University. An accomplished author, he has penned two critically-acclaimed books: Shadow Lessons (2010) and Part of the Game (2014).
Most importantly Mr. Reardon is a devoted family man to his wife and three daughters. As we have gotten to know him through the selection and hiring process, we quickly realized that he will undoubtedly serve as a phenomenal role model and a source of inspiration to our community.
We are confident Mr. Reardon will have a positive impact on all aspects of school life. As a professional educator, we can rely upon his expertise in teaching and school improvement to help lead efforts for Riordan to reach its potential and beyond. I am confident that he will be an asset to our teaching staff and a consummate supporter of our students. He brings a variety of good, researched-based ideas to our school as we look to expand our 21st century learning offerings.
I ask you to join me in welcoming our new Principal. My wish is that Mr. Reardon and his family feel as welcomed to the Riordan community as my family has. I also wish to thank the many people who served on our search committee, which was representative of administration, faculty, staff, alumni, board members, parents, and the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Finally, I ask you to also join me in praying for Mary’s intercession for a wonderful, peaceful, and successful school year.
At your service,
Archbishop Riordan High School