MEET BRIAN CONNELL, OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Brian Connell
 

We are pleased to introduce Brian Connell as our new Executive Director. Brian is a lifelong educator and brings an exciting combination of teaching and leadership experience to the Desert Island Supply Co.

Brian comes to us from John Carroll Catholic High School, in Birmingham, where he has served as Assistant Principal since 2013. Before John Carroll, Brian taught English at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School (Philadelphia, Pa.) and at Athens Academy (Athens, Ga.).

Throughout his career in education, Brian has pursued innovative approaches to teaching and worked to build a culture of collaborative learning. At Athens Academy, he developed a student retreat program, produced the newspaper, and taught through original podcasts. As Assistant Principal of John Carroll, he created and implemented the school’s Academy program and faculty development model. At St. Joseph’s Prep, he formed a faculty-student band, Mr. Connell and the HonkyTonk All-Stars. (Brian has also written and produced two albums of original music.)

Brian has always believed that education must be about connecting individually with students as they look for ways to express themselves, connect with others, and define who they are. We are thrilled that he’s joining DISCO to support and advance our mission of working alongside students as they develop the creative tools they need to explore and document their worlds. Brian will begin on July 1, 2018.

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