Helenann Civian, PrincipalCathedral 7-12 High School welcomes a new principal this summer. A self-described life long educator with a love of learning, Helenann Civian brings more than 20 years of educational experience to the Cathedral leadership team.

“I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve as your principal and honored to work with such highly dedicated staff, students, and families,” said Helenann also adding that she looks forward to supporting the Cathedral Academic Plan and Cathedral’s strong mission and values.

Helenann was most recently principal at Randolph Community Middle School and was previously director of expanded learning time for the Massachusetts 2020 Foundation and an adjunct professor of education at Northeastern University.

“The board of trustees and I are excited to welcome Helenann to the Cathedral leadership team,” said Dr. Oscar Santos, head of school. “Helenann will help Cathedral enhance student learning, strengthen our relationships among families, students, community, and staff, and support our teachers.”

Helenann earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and both a Master of Education in planning and social policy and a Bachelor of Arts in education and administration from Bridgewater State University. She also earned a Master of Education in administration from American International College and served as a fellow in algebraic thinking, patterns, and functions at Rutgers University.

Helenann currently resides in Canton with her husband Jamey and loves spending time with her children Vincent, William, and Sara and their two dogs Sophie and Sadie.

Cathedral High School is an urban, multicultural, independent, Catholic, college preparatory school in Boston’s historic South End serving boys and girls of all faiths from grades seven through 12. Rooted in gospel values, Cathedral prepares students for college and leadership for life.