St. Anthony School Poised for a Successful Search in Leadership Transition
Experienced Catholic search firm, Partners in Mission, to guide search for new Head of School Wailuku, Maui Hawai‘i – April 12, 2021 – St. Anthony School (SAS) thrives as they continue to provide
safe, Marianist education daily throughout the pandemic and ensures the continuation of excellence as they launch the Executive Transition Search Committee to secure a new Head of School for the 2021-2022 school year.
The current Head of School (HOS), Tim Cullen, informed the St. Anthony School Board of Directors this week that he will be moving upon completion of this school year. In his notification, Cullen explains, “Due to ongoing medical and health issues with parents, the impact of limited access and availability to family during the pandemic and the need to be more directly involved with family matters we made this difficult decision.”
To ensure continuation of the momentum and the energy on campus, the St. Anthony School (SAS) Board of Directors has established an Executive Transition Search Committee and has engaged Partners in Mission to assist in the transition process to secure a new Head of School for the 2021 – 2022 school
Father Roland Bunda, of St. Anthony Church has valued Cullen’s dedication, “Tim ensured that the Catholic identity of St. Anthony School was always a priority through supporting campus ministry and prayer lives of the students. As a strong, faith-filled individual himself, he has done a great job at continuing the strong Marianist charism of the school over the past four years. Although the Marianists are leaving St. Anthony Parish, the Marianist identity and tradition at our school will remain strong. They are committed to continuing to support St. Anthony School. I commend Tim on his leadership in continuing the legacy of a vibrant, Catholic community on the St. Anthony campus.”
St. Anthony School has undertaken numerous endeavors that have enhanced the campus and the school and will build on those accomplishments. These include:
– Sustained and increased enrollment of 16% since 2017
– Sound financial position with balanced budget and projected positive cash balance for current
– Continued expansion of international student exchange admissions through collaborative
– Formation of the SAS School Foundation with targeted goals to build on existing endowment and
– Addition of STREAM focus to curriculum, programs and services for K-12 students (Science,
Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math)
– Continuity of sports offerings through on campus intramural programs for students in Grades 6-
12 during the pandemic
– SAS Kids College initiative scheduled for Summer 2021: K-5 day camp, STREAM sessions for 6-8
grade and High School Credit Success Center
– Creation and implementation of the K-12 Build the Future Plan to guide strategic decision-making
and proactive action steps
– 100% graduation and college acceptance rate continues with students attending one of their top
These are a few of the many improvements that have transformed St. Anthony School into a vibrant Catholic community to serve Maui’s youth. These changes on campus were driven by the school’s
strategic plan that served as a roadmap to a sustainable future, led by the Head of School, Tim Cullen.
Hired as the first Head of School for SAS in 2017 in its restructured, one school model, Cullen provided faithful leadership to the community and vision for a thriving future. He successfully managed long-term strategic planning, academic programming and most recently, led innovative programs and services to safely guide the school through providing in-person curriculum and an ongoing athletics program during the pandemic. “Tim will be greatly missed around campus,” inserts SAS Board of Directors Chairperson, Jeanne Skog. “His positive energy, steadfast smile and strong faith could be felt rippling through the school on any given day. As an alumni and board member, I’m thankful for the time that Tim has spent at SAS and especially for his leadership that enabled us to provide a safe space for our keiki and families during the pandemic. We are encouraged by the school’s recent progress and excited to continue to build upon the foundation that Tim has developed.”
Cullen closes with encouragement and optimism, “With the updated Build the Future Strategic Plan in place through 2022, an outstanding Board of Directors and staff, ongoing support from the SAS Foundation Board, the continuation of increased enrollment and innovative plans, the opportunity for new and increased collaboration between the school and the parish, and a renewed pride and momentum in our school, SAS is certainly in a great position to be led by the right person who will be chosen to step into the HOS role.”
St. Anthony will be selling 2021 limited release calendars beginning October 27. The calendar will give you hints of our rich history. So many worked tirelessly to build and improve on everything we know as St. Anthony Church and School. The pictures in this calendar are the history of our Church and community.
Aloha SAS Ohana,
We hope this message finds you and your family well.
Please know we continue to pray for our entire ohana and our staff is working tirelessly to put together educational plans that will continue to provide for the quality education and connection that St. Anthony School is known for.
We will be gathering via Facebook Live Monday-Friday for daily prayer starting Monday, March 23rd @ 8:30am and will continue daily at 8am. Please join us! All previous recordings can be found on our SAS YouTube Channel.
Please click below for a message from your Head of School, Mr. Tim Cullen.
We will talk to you again soon!
As we continue to assess this ever-changing situation regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our school ohana we are making the best decisions and preparing the best educational planning for our keiki in relationship to health, safety and providing for the continued faith-based quality education that St. Anthony school is known for.
Please know we will be sending out updates a minimum of every Monday-we will be updating more often if needed.
We will continue working together as ONE OHANA, with calm and consistency, and in keeping the best interest of our students, families and staff at the forefront.
April 1st update: View letter from the Head of School
March 17th update: All sports practices have been suspended until further notice.
March 16th update: View letter from the Head of School
March 11th update: View letter from the Head of School
Enjoy this month’s Playlist on YouTube highlighting stories from the St. Anthony Grade School from the past month!
Produced by 4th & 5th Graders in the Communications & Media Lab.
- Jump for Your Heart Fundraiser Event Results
- New iPads for SAS!
- Robotics Competition
- Talent Show 2020 Highlights
Families of returning students need to submit Enrollment Contracts and Registration Fees by Friday 2/28/20.
Contact the Advancement Office or Main Office for further assistance.
Pay the Registration Fee:
Submit the $375.00 Registration Fee payable to St. Anthony School to the Business Office.
ONLINE PAYMENT SUBMISSION Note: Processing Fees Apply
→ Maui Sons and Daughters of the Nisei Veterans Scholarship Program
$1,000 scholarships for seniors who plan to pursue a college or university education upon graduation. Please see me for an application. Due date to apply is: March 13, 2020.
→ All Pono Scholarship
Available to Maui County seniors with a gpa of at least 2.8. The organization will award 1 female, 1 male, and 1 athlete scholarship. For more information you can select the following links: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F9OnYTZMMg7KJSjQhd5LfNpa43WLKhlm/view , https://allpono.org/programs/scholarship . Due date to apply is March 15, 2020.
→ Realtors Association of Maui Presidential Scholarship
Open to Maui County seniors who are applying to an accredited college or trade school. The award is between $1,000-$2,500. You can apply at Scholars App: https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/realtors-association-of-maui-presidential-scholarship . Due date to apply is: March 31, 2020.
→ Hawaii Pre-Health Career Corps (PHCC)
A free year-round program for high school and college students who are interested in pursuing careers in health. Its purpose is to increase awareness about health careers, provide mentoring, shadowing & research experiences, tutoring services, college/career navigating, and provide campus exposure to health careers. You can sign up at https://www.ahec.hawaii.edu/phcc/highschool/.
From January 21 – 30, 2020, St. Anthony School celebrates Homecoming Spirit Week and Catholic Schools Week with many activities!
1/22 – Mass
1/25 – Homecoming Rally Dance, 5p-7p Trojan Cafe
1/28 – Talent Show
1/29 – Lip Sync
1/30 – Song Fest
NEW – Homecoming Basketball Game vs. Molokai:
FRIDAY Jan 31st at War Memorial Gym at 7pm
Theme Dress Up, too!
1/21 – Meme Day
1/23 – Sports Day
1/23 – Disney Day
1/27 – Pajama Day
1/28 – Mix n Match
1/29 – Red, White, & Blue
1/23 – School Spirit – Gold and Blue
Our High School Boys Basketball Team is currently in California for a Marianist Basketball Tournament.
|Watch St. Anthony Boys Basketball team live from the Marianist Basketball Tournament in California. Click here to view the site.|
|St. Anthony Basketball Schedule-|
Friday, December 20th-
3:00pm (PST) Central (TX) v St. Anthony (HI)
6:00pm (PST) St. Anthony (HI) v Village Christian (CA)
Saturday, December 21st-
10:00am (PST) St. Anthony (HI) v Chaminade NAVY (CA)
1:00pm (PST) St. Genevieve (CA) v St. Anthony (HI)
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and Decade!
Reminder: The first day back to school is Tuesday, January 7th, 2020.