Father Kean’s appointment follows the March 2017 announcement that our current Principal, Mr. James D. Meredith, would become the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools effective at the close of the academic year. We know you join us in offering both Father Kean and Mr. Meredith congratulations and prayerful best wishes as they prepare to serve in these new leadership roles. We also assure you that Mr. Meredith will assist to ensure a smooth and seamless transition during this exciting time for the Pope John Paul II High School Community.
Since 2014, Father Kean has been an integral part of the PJPII administrative team serving the community as School Minister, while also serving as a dedicated member of the faculty within the Theology department. He truly embodies the school’s vision of “Impact Today, Tomorrow, and Forever” through fostering the Catholic Identity of the community, mentoring students, and adding value to PJPII’s excellent academic program. Father Kean is a versatile leader who is well-respected by faculty, staff, students, and PJPII families. We are confident that he will continue to advance our top priorities of academic excellence and continuous teaching development at PJPII.
Following his time as a seminarian at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Father Kean was ordained to the Priesthood in 2008 and served as Parochial Vicar of Saint Joseph Parish in Downingtown. There he assisted in the founding of a Catholic Young Adults of Chester County. Later, he served as a full time faculty member at Archbishop John Carroll High School, where he moderated and advised the Student Council.
Father Kean holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Master’s Degree in Divinity, both from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. He has also served the Archdiocese as a member of the Metanoia planning and implementation committee, Liturgical Master of Ceremonies, Planning Committee for the Episcopal Ordination of The Most Reverend Edward M. Deliman as well as the Liturgy Committee for the World Meeting of Families—Philadelphia 2015 and the visit of Pope Francis.
Father Kean is a solid example of servant leadership, which that is essential to the shared mission of all 17 Archdiocesan high schools, which strive daily to equip saints for life in this world and the next.
As we embark upon the close of a very successful school year, exciting plans are already taking shape through the collaboration of our dedicated faculty, loyal parents, dynamic students, and committed school administration. We ask for your prayers and God’s blessing on Father Brian Kean and the entire leadership team, faculty, staff and students at our beloved school.
Jason B. Bozzone
Pope John Paul II High School