Head of School
David Kenney is the Head of School. Originally from Massachusetts, David immensely benefited from a Catholic high school experience, attending St. John’s Preparatory School, run by the Xavierian Brothers, in Danvers, Massachusetts. He is a proud member of the 1989 centennial graduating class of the Catholic University of America, in Washington, DC. He additionally holds a Master of Education and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He is blessed to have grown up in a family with strong faith, and the richness of both Portuguese and Irish heritage.
Initially trained and credentialed as a School Psychologist, David has over 30 years experience in education, with the majority of that time spent in administration and leadership positions. David has worked extensively with teachers to determine effective learning approaches and interventions to address a diverse range of learners. He worked as a special education administrator for fifteen years in Massachusetts before moving to Hawaii. Prior to coming to St. Anthony’s, David was an educational officer with the Hawaii Department of Education, serving as a District Educational Specialist in Maui District. Among other responsibilities, he supervised the Baldwin Kekaulike Maui Complex Area’s School Based Behavioral Health program.
David moved to Maui in 2016 with his wife Kathleen. They were married in 2003 and lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts prior to being blessed with the opportunity to come to Maui. They enjoy theater, concerts, travel and time with friends and family. They are proud to be parishioners of St. Anthony’s – a vibrant active parish where all are genuinely welcomed. David also serves in the parish music ministry as the organist for the 7:00 Mass on Sundays.