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Gaels Welcome New Principal

With 35 years of experience in Catholic education, new Principal Viceroy is committed to forming future leaders in mind, body, and spirit

In August 2023, the John F. Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School & St. Mary’s Academy community welcomed a new addition to its leadership, Mr. Gregory Viceroy, who has taken up the role of Principal. Partnered with President Father Mark Vaillancourt and the rest of the administration, Mr. Viceroy has devoted himself to continuing the school’s mission of providing Kennedy Catholic Gaels with the highest quality education not only in academics, but in leadership and faith. 

Mr. Viceroy is no stranger to Catholic education and the importance of faith-based education, having benefited either as a student, teacher, or administrator for the last 35 years. After attending St. Barnabas and Cardinal Spellman High School, Mr. Viceroy came back to Catholic institutions for his graduate studies at Iona University and Mercy College. The early years of his career saw him as a teacher, during which time he placed great emphasis on the relationships he made with students. Now as an administrator, he has been able to affect the most number of students and their families. “Whether as a Dean of Student Affairs, an Assistant Principal or, for the past ten years, as Principal, I understand the critically important responsibility of leading a school community,” reflects Mr. Viceroy. “Through God’s guidance, I have been successful and look forward to continuing my work at Kennedy Catholic & St. Mary Academy.”

As a new Principal, Mr. Viceroy’s first order of business is to invest time in understanding the culture of the school community. Since his arrival, he has been impressed by the “unwavering dedication and work ethic of our faculty, the respect and maturity of our students, and the overall support I have received from everyone on our campus.” He wishes to show his respect for the work that has already been accomplished under Father Vaillancourt’s leadership and hopes to continue that outstanding work in working closely with him and the rest of the administration. “There is an obvious sophistication that permeates every aspect of our program, supported by a genuine pride that I quickly witnessed within my first few days at the school,” remarks Mr. Viceroy. “I saw that we are inspired to inspire – which leads to great achievement and outstanding success! Indeed, we have so much to be proud of, and we have a very bright and exciting future ahead!”

Already the Kennedy Catholic Gaels have seen great accomplishments this year, with four seniors receiving commendation from the National Merit Scholarship program for their PSAT scores which placed them among the top 5% of test takers in the country. These four seniors, Mary Gilmore, Riley Evers, Robert Cross, and Christopher Abbamont, are true representatives of the potential of a Kennedy Catholic education.

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