AURORA – Anthony Tinerella, a 1984 Marmion graduate, will take over as the next headmaster at Marmion Academy, effective July 1.
Tinerella will fill the position currently held by James Quaid, who has accepted the position of principal at Gordon Tech College Prep on Chicago’s north side, according to a news release issued by Marmion. Tinerella holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in education and administration from North Central College.
“I am confident that Mr. Tinerella will continue and build upon the work that Dr. Quaid has done during these past two years in order to strengthen the educational mission of Marmion Academy in the coming years,” Abbot John Brahill, Marmion Academy president, said in a news release.
Tinerella said he is “honored and humbled by Abbot John’s decision to name me Headmaster of the Academy. This institution holds a very special place in my heart and I look forward to this incredible opportunity.”
He has an extensive history at Marmion Academy, which began in 1990 when he returned to his alma mater as a teacher and athletic coach. Some of his duties included teaching physics and biology and serving as science department chair, varsity head football coach, assistant dean of students and dean of students.
In 2009, Tinerella was hired as principal of Guerin College Preparatory High School.
He returned to Marmion Academy in July 2012 as an assistant headmaster, working in close collaboration with Quaid on the curriculum, technology integration, teacher assessment, community building, student discipline and the safety and well-being of the students.
In January 2013, Tinerella was promoted to associate headmaster by Quaid and began assisting with the work of the long-range planning committee.