Michael Savona '75 Named President of St. John's Jesuit High School & Academy

St. John's Jesuit High School & Academy (SJJ) is pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees approved Michael Savona '75 as President, effective September 28. Savona has been serving as interim president for the past six months.

"We are delighted to name Mike as the 11th President of St. John's Jesuit High School & Academy," said Board Chairman Geoff Lyden. "His leadership during the past few months has been impressive and collectively as a board, we knew we had the right individual in place to lead St. John's Jesuit into the future as we focus on educating and developing our students into Men for Others."

Savona brings to SJJ a breadth of leadership expertise including 35 years of classroom teaching and administrative positions. Savona also brings experience in strategic planning and execution, staff training and development, mission and vision planning, fundraising, budget planning and management, strategic and tactical operations, organizational development and mentoring.

Savona had most recently served as principal of SJJ Academy, which is comprised of young men in grades 6-8. SJJ was the first private school in northwest Ohio to create an Academy experience for younger students.

"I am thrilled to accept the role as President of St. John's Jesuit," Savona said. "The SJJ family is stronger than ever before - our faculty, Christian Services team and staff-- are all committed to educating our students." Savona added, "I have spent my life being a part of the SJJ community and I am blessed to be able to lead a team that is focused ensuring our young men are receiving a strong education rooted in Catholic and Jesuit identity and academic excellence."

Savona is a 1975 graduate of St. John's Jesuit. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena Heights University and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton.
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