Brother Robert Wickman will return in the 2011-2012 school year; Brother Christopher Brady wraps up 11 years of service.
3/18/2011 – Concord, CA – De La Salle High School announced today that Brother Robert J. Wickman, FSC, has accepted an appointment as Principal of the school effective July 1, 2011. Brother Robert will replace Brother Christopher Brady, FSC, who will end his 11th year as principal on June 30. Brother Robert is a native of New York City who holds master’s degrees in theology and educational administration and has served as president, principal, or headmaster at Lasallian schools and other Catholic school on the east coast (Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey) and on the west coast (Napa and Concord).
“I look forward to welcoming Brother Robert back to De La Salle High School,” said school president Mark DeMarco ’78. “He served as principal here from 1994 to 1998 and was instrumental in laying the excellent foundation on which we continue to build. I am pleased that we have found someone eminently qualified to carry on the many good things that Brother Christopher Brady has accomplished in his service as principal here since 2000.”
The all-boys school in Concord has about one thousand students. Now in its 46th year of operation, it is sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers (Fratres Scholarum Christianarum), the order of which Brother Robert and Brother Christopher are members.
Brother Robert said, “I am delighted by and very appreciative of Mark DeMarco’s invitation to serve as Principal of De La Salle. Whatever the challenges of serving in leadership at a Catholic, Lasallian school in our day, returning to De La Salle is a time for me of much excitement and joy. I loved De La Salle High School when I served there as Principal over a decade ago. Being back at the school and having the opportunity to build on the tremendous work of Brother Christopher Brady and the many with whom he has collaborated is a great gift. De La Salle is a place of creativity and wonderfully demonstrates a commitment to respond to and meet the needs of young people. The school speaks confidently and with conviction of developing men of faith, integrity, and scholarship. It builds a deep sense of brotherhood among its students and looks to its Catholic identity and Lasallian heritage as the foundation for all it does. It is a school of achievement, and the achievement that is central to its mission is sending young people into the world as leaders who serve to advance the good of society. This is the vision that caught the mind, heart, and soul of Saint John Baptist de La Salle over 330 years ago in France. It is this same vision that inspires the De La Salle Christian Brothers and their Partners in Mission today. I look forward to serving again with the Brothers and Partners at De La Salle in providing our students and their families with the best in contemporary Catholic, Lasallian education. And, of course, being back with the De La Salle students, as fine a group of young men as exists, is a source of great happiness for me. I also look forward to reconnecting with our alumni and their families whom I served in years past.”
About De La Salle High School, Concord, California
De La Salle High School is a Catholic school founded in 1965 and located in the Diocese of Oakland, some thirty miles east of San Francisco. The 20-acre campus accommodates a student body of about one thousand. A member of the Lasallian family of educational institutions sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, it is a college-preparatory school where boys develop into young men of faith, integrity, and scholarship. The web site is www.dlshs.org.