Dr. Liam Joyce Appointed 15th Principal of Crespi Carmelite High School
By: Dr. Kenneth Foersch
Encino, CA (March 22, 2017) – Crespi Carmelite High School is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Liam Joyce as Principal, effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Joyce succeeds Dr. Jonathan Schild, ’94, who has served in many roles at Crespi since 1999, including coach, counselor, teacher and Vice-Principal, before becoming Principal in 2013.
The Principal search extended both locally and nationally, and was conducted by a search committee consisting of select members of the Board of Directors, faculty, staff and school community.
Dr. Joyce earned his Bachelor of Arts at Boston College, and both a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from Loyola Marymount University. He has twenty-five years of school administration experience ranging from Kindergarten through Graduate school, fifteen of those as a principal. He also has seven years of teaching experience, five of those within a Catholic school. Dr. Joyce currently serves as Principal of Robert J. Frank Middle School Academy of Marine Science and Engineering in Oxnard, CA.
Dr. Joyce will be an incredible asset to the Crespi community. He is a gifted administrator and teacher, and over the years has cultivated strong relationships with many educational stakeholders. He is lauded for his educational approach, which consists of student support services, professional development, technology and continued collaboration with families and external partners. Dr. Joyce is also a strong believer in Catholic education and will undoubtedly serve the faculty, administration, staff and students with guidance from the Carmelite charism.
Crespi Carmelite High School, established in Encino, California in 1959, serves male high school age students who wish to pursue a Carmelite college preparatory, Christian education in a Catholic environment. Dedicated to excellence and responding to the challenges of education in our time, we offer a holistic model of education emphasizing the spiritual, intellectual, moral, physical, and social development of our students. In the spirit of the Gospel and the Carmelite tradition, the Crespi Community engages the student in three interlocking dimensions: Community, Prayer, and Justice. We seek to build a community that listens and bears witness to the divine plan through the promotion of justice in the service of the whole person. Crespi is open to male students of all ethnic, religious and educational backgrounds.