Douglas Wine will become the next principal of Bishop Dunne Catholic School effective July 1.
Wine comes to Bishop Dunne with 26 years of teaching and administrative experience, most recently serving as principal at Moriarty High School in New Mexico.
“I am very excited about Dr. Wine joining Bishop Dunne,” said Kate Dailey, president. “He is highly qualified and will help Bishop Dunne achieve at an even higher level while further embracing our Catholic identity and mission.”
Wine has a bachelor of business degree in accounting from Pace University, a bachelor of English degree from the State University of New York, and a master’s degree in liberal studies from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M. He earned his doctorate in educational leadership from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He has taught English at community college, Catholic schools, and the Santa Fe Indian School, a BIA funded boarding school. As an administrator, Wine has served as director of curriculum, dean of academics, and has 14 years’ experience as a principal in college prep and collegiate schools.
“I am a Catholic school product who attended my parish school from first to eighth grade. My visit to Bishop Dunne was like coming home, as so many members of the community made me feel like part of the Dunne family,” Wine said. “I was impressed by the number of people I met who feel great pride about being part of the Dunne mission. There is a great spirit in all Bishop Dunne does and a strong desire to advance the mission for the school to become even better than it is.”
The naming of a new principal follows a year-long national search. A search committee was formed in March, 2015, to conduct the new principal search process, which included focus groups, a community-wide survey, and on-campus meetings for finalists with faculty and staff, students, parents, and other constituents.