For all of us, this atmosphere of highly successful college
preparatory learning presents new beginnings . . . new changes . . . new
With your help and
support, it is my hope and prayer that we may honor the legacy that precedes me
– a rich and storied history under the foundation of the Edmund Rice Christian
Brothers and the most capable leadership of my predecessor, Brother Patrick
Dunne, CFC, and so many other teachers, staff, volunteers, parents, alumni and
a way of closing and opening unanticipated doors for us, placing us in just the
right places at the right times in our lives. Our calling to this holy journey we call education is no
exception. It is no mistake that
any of us is here. Nor is there
any mistake made by your investment
in your son to be an important Chieftain
in this school community. Each of
us has been chosen to be here. And each of us, in turn, chooses to sacrifice . . . to labor . .
. to commit ourselves to the priority of educating young men for a world that
so desperately needs their leadership.
Is there anything more important?
schools do not just happen; they are created. Forged by the toils of highly committed teachers, staff,
volunteer parents, participating students and a supportive community, schools
can be positioned for great success.
Driven by a passion for learning, I believe in the wonders of education
and the sanctity of people – especially here at Palma. Schools are sanctuaries for thought and
agents of change for our society.
There is tremendous need in our world for learning and leadership – and
the young men of Palma are prepared and entrusted with such responsibility.
So it is
with this humility and gratitude in mind that I beseech you all to share our
joy and energy as we commit ourselves to making Palma greater, stronger, and
ever more successful. Take some
time to explore these various aspects of our school website. We have a 60-year history here of many
good and giving people with willing and gracious hearts. I look forward to meeting you, working
with you, even serving you in this holiest of endeavors we recognize as a
Catholic education for young men at Palma. Go Chieftains!
Yours in Blessed Edmund Rice,
David J. Sullivan