School Leadership

Andrew Currier, Ph.D., President

Andrew Currier joined Archbishop Riordan High School as Head Servant after nine years of service as a Catholic school principal.

Currier has served in many dioceses including teaching, leadership, and coaching posts in Miami, France, California, Indiana, Virginia, and Maryland. His career began as a teacher at Monsignor Pace High School in Miami, and as a pitching coach for the legendary baseball program at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale and he continued from there to teach in South Central Los Angeles where he taught and earned his master’s degree in education in the University of Notre Dame’s ACE program. Currier was principal at St. Joseph’s Regional Catholic School in Beltsville, MD and most recently at St. Adalbert Catholic School in South Bend, IN (an apostolate of the Congregation of Holy Cross).

Currier completed his doctoral thesis in Catholic education leadership at the Catholic University of America in the spring of 2018. His doctoral thesis explored executive leadership behavior in Catholic higher education with regard to Ex corde Ecclesiae. He is married to his wife Sarah and they have two children.

Mr. Timothy Reardon, Principal
Tim Reardon began his role as principal in August 2017. He is a lifelong educator and has served as an English teacher, basketball coach, and Alumni Director. At his previous school, St. Ignatius, he served as a member of key school committees 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.

Reardon is a native San Franciscan and attended Saint Cecilia School and St. 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. 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).

Michael O’Brien, Dean of Academics
Michael O’Brien works closely with faculty to create an environment where knowledgeable and passionate educators engage, inspire and lead by example. At Riordan he oversees curriculum development, the integration of technology into the learning process, professional development, and other teaching initiatives. Mr. O’Brien is also an English and Science instructor; his courses often explore the intersection of the natural and literary worlds. He earned a BS in Botany and a BA in English from UC Davis, and a MA in English from Humboldt State University.

Juan Zumbado ‘98, Dean of Students
Juan Zumbado is in his third year as Dean of Students at Riordan. Drawing on his own experience as a Crusader, he works closely with students, parents and faculty to foster a positive culture where learning can thrive. It is his goal to guide students to become well rounded, thoughtful and faith-filled young men. Mr. Zumbado graduated from University of San Francisco with a BA in Economics and earned a MA in Diplomacy from Norwich University in Vermont.

Board of Trustees

The Archbishop Riordan High School Board of Trustees works closely with school leadership to provide strategic advice and counsel relative to school planning, facilities, finance, institutional advancement, and other areas of the school. Board members represent many parts of the Archbishop Riordan community, including alumni, parents, the Marianist community, and business and education leaders.

2017-2018 Board Members

Mr. Michael Mayer ’71 – Chair
Mr. Steven Herrera ’76 – Vice Chair
Mr. Daniel Donovan ’70 – Secretary
Capt. William E. Best, USNR (Ret.)
Bro. David Betz, SM
Bro. William Bolts, SM ‘53
Mr. Philip Cazahous ‘70
Mr. Tom Christian
Mr. Michael Conley
Mr. Andrew Currier
Hon. Robert Dondero ‘63
Mr. David Esser
Mrs. Marie Fitzpatrick
Ms. Kathy Grogan
Hon. Jeffrey Holl, Esq. ‘72
Mr. Kevin Holl ’75
Ms. Pamela Lyons
Mr. Stephen Mayer ‘72
Mr. Tommy Morris
Mr. John Palmer
Mrs. Elizabeth Peregrino
Justin P. Quock, MD, FACP
Ms. Alona Sandoval-Grenacher
Mr. Joe Silvestri ‘74
Mr. Brian Spiers ‘75
Mr. Gerald Lucey ‘61 – Member Emeritus