Dear St. John Bosco High School Community,
I am pleased to inform you the search for a new principal is concluded. With the approval of the Salesian Members of the Corporation and the Board of Directors, I would like to introduce Dr. Kris Anderson as the next Principal of St. John Bosco High School!
Kris has a deep understanding of, and affinity for, Catholic education. As an alumnus of St. John Bosco, class of 2004, he fully embraces our Salesian model, charism and family spirit, an essential component of who we are as a Salesian community. Kris holds bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho, as well as, a master’s and doctoral degree from Loyola Marymount University. With over 12 years of experience in Catholic education, Kris is not new to an administrative role having served three years as Vice Principal and most recently Interim Principal at St. Mary’s Academy. Kris comes to our St. John Bosco High School community as an organized and effective leader with classroom and administrative experience combined with a strong and active Catholic faith.
"As an alum (Class of 2004), I am honored and humbled to be coming back home to serve as Principal at St. John Bosco High School. This community has played an integral role in my development as a person of faith and an educator. I am looking forward to working with students, families, and the SJB Faculty and Staff to ensure a timely student-centered experience is at the forefront of all we do while holding true to the timeless Salesian traditions that have made St. John Bosco High School the college preparatory choice for young men for over 80 years."
Together with our current leadership team, Kris is fully committed, as am I, to partnering with the faculty and consulting with parents build upon the strengths of St. John Bosco High School and its mission in forming young men to be “good Christians and honest citizens.”
I would like to thank all of the students, parents, faculty, staff, board members, and Salesians who participated in the search process, especially for their time, dedication and wisdom. Thank you for all your prayers during this process. Also a personal note of gratitude to Mr. Adan Jaramillo who has served in these past few months as interim Principal. I will work with Adan, Kris, and the rest of our leadership team in a smooth transition.
Please join me in welcoming Kris to St. John Bosco High School!
Dr. Brian Wickstrom