David C. Eustis Jr.
WEST HARTFORD –Archbishop Henry J. Mansell has named David C. Eustis Jr. as the new president of Northwest Catholic High School, effective immediately. Margaret Williamson will remain the school’s principal.
Mr. Eustis, most recently the associate head of school at Cheshire Academy, has over 20 years of experience in the field of development and business management, many of those in an educational setting. Before joining Cheshire Academy, Mr. Eustis was the president of Junior Achievement of Eastern Massachusetts from 2007-11.
"We welcome Mr. Eustis to our community," Mrs. Williamson said. "Northwest Catholic is well positioned and ready to benefit from David’s expertise and enthusiasm."
Terry Becker, chair of the NWC school board and of the president search committee, said, "I am pleased to welcome Mr. David Eustis to the Northwest Catholic family as president of our school. David will be a tremendous addition to the extraordinary faculty, staff and administration that work tirelessly to educate our children in the Catholic tradition of Northwest Catholic High School."
Dr. Dale R. Hoyt, superintendent of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford, agreed, saying: "His appointment will result in the further strengthening of Northwest Catholic High School’s Advancement Office, as this premier West Hartford school looks to a bright future in educating young people with an excellent academic program rooted in the Catholic faith."
Mr. Eustis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in human performance from Southern Connecticut State University as well as a Master of Education degree in athletic administration from Springfield College. He is a past president of the Simsbury Little League and the president of the Simsbury Youth Hockey Association. Mr. Eustis is a resident of Simsbury. His wife, Eileen, is the assistant principal at Simsbury High School.
"A career in education has been my vocation since graduating from college. I have a passion to make a difference," said Mr. Eustis. "I want to lead by example, meet goals, grow the school, grow the endowment, grow the annual fund, continue to make capital improvements, and prepare the school for the next great 50 years. I see Catholic education as even more important today and I want to be a part of that growth engine that is going to move forward."
Enrollment for the NWC class of 2017 is now under way. For more information, contact Maryann Lacouture (860-236-4221, x140 or firstname.lastname@example.org).