Principal Search

An update from President, Mr. Tim Reardon regarding the Principal Search: 

I would like to provide an update on the Archbishop Riordan High School Principal search.

To recap briefly, I have been simultaneously serving as the school's Principal and the interim President. This February, after I was officially appointed to the position of President, the school immediately posted an opening for the Principal's position. over the past few weeks, the search committee screened resumes and interviewed candidates. Because we began the process late in the school year, we ended up with a relatively small pool of applicants for this very important position. When we considered the current needs of our school, the search committee and I, in consultation with the Department of Catholic Schools, decided to suspend the search. 

School leadership has been in discussion regarding our present administrative structure, and in the weeks ahead, we will be announcing some additions and modifications that we are confident will ensure success in the coming year. We are also working on plans for the next phase of the principal search process. 

Mr. Tim Reardon

April 13, 2022

Archbishop Riordan High School is initiating a principal search for the 2022-2023 school year. Riordan is an Archdiocesan Catholic High School in the Marianist tradition that prepares young men and women for leadership and lifelong success by providing education imbued with Catholic Marianist values of faith, community, inclusivity, service and justice through its rigorous college preparatory curriculum, house system, and co-curricular activities.

Riordan's new principal will be an educational leader who is able to build upon a strong school community, with an eye towards what the next best version of the school can be. A successful candidate will embrace the Riordan community and be an energizing and inspirational individual who can delegate effectively while ensuring accountability.

Read Our Principal Position Profile

This in-depth profile describes Riordan's vision and priorities for our new Principal. 

First page of the PDF file: PrincipalPosition20225

The Archbishop Riordan High School search committee and community are interested in candidates who
are individuals of faith and who can embrace, articulate and promote the school's Catholic identity
as well as its dedication to faith, academic excellence and service. 


February 2022: Archbishop Riordan Launches Search
The position will be publicized through school social media and website, in our family and alumni newsletters and relevant education job sites.

February and March 2022: Candidates Submit Resume, Cover Letter and Additional Materials during this time. 
Other activities during this time include:

  • Finalize and announce members of the Search Committee
  • Search Committee receives training on how to interview and evaluate candidates

April 2022: Search Committee Interviews Candidates
The Search Committee will review applicants, interview prospective candidates and review the candidates with the President. 

April 2022: Final Candidates Participate in on-campus Activities 
These structured campus visits will allow candidates to meet with teachers, administrators, students and other members of the Riordan community.

New Principal is hired by President Tim Reardon

July 1, 2022: New Principal Begins

The Search Committee

Simon Chiu 

  • Committee Chair
  • Director of Development 

Susan Sutton 

  • English Instructor
  • English Department Chair 
  • Newspaper Moderator 

Stacy Goyhenetche

  • Committee Coordinator
  • Director of Human Resources 

Nicole Morello

  • Social Science Instructor
  • Track and Field Coach

Alex Datoc '87

  • Director of Campus Ministry 
  • Current Parent
  • Alumnus 

Jene Morris

  • Associate Athletic Director 
  • Associate House Director
  • Physical Education Instructor
  • Basketball Coach 

David Lin '99

  • Director of Boarding 
  • Senior Counselor 
  • Camp Crusader Leader
  • Baseball Coach 
  • Alumnus