Carl DiMaiti, a veteran educator who has served as St. Mary's principal since 1999, will transition to a new position July 1 when he becomes special assistant to the head of school.
DiMaiti, who came to St. Mary's as a teacher in 1990, will focus on three areas in his new role: enrollment, advancement and the St. Mary's Scholars program for high-achieving incoming freshmen.
"For any private school, given the current economic climate, enrollment and institutional advancement are key areas," said DiMaiti. "My experience at the school lends itself to contributing in those two areas."
St. Mary's Head of School Grace Cotter Regan said she is thrilled DiMaiti will be staying at the school.
"Carl's vision and leadership have been inspirational," said Regan. "He is committed to our future, and I'm delighted he will continue to be a strategic partner with me as we work to advance the mission St. Mary’s."
DiMaiti said the construction on a new academic building - the Connell Center - in 2005 was one of the highlights on his tenure as principal. He also has overseen the upgrade of the curriculum, including the addition of several honors and AP courses, the transition from a parish school to an independent Catholic school run by a board of trustees, and the addition of a middle school - the Marian Division for grades 6-8.
DiMaiti has two children who are juniors at the school, Drew and Carol.