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Saint Edmond’s Academy announces next headmaster


WILMINGTON — Brian J. Ray will succeed Brother Michael A. Smith, C.S.C., as headmaster of Saint Edmond’s Academy here effective July 1, the school announced April 20.

Ray, 44, has been the chief business officer of Washington Jesuit Academy in Washington, D.C., for the last nine years.

Brian J. Ray has been named headmaster of St. Edomnd's Academy in Wilmington. (Courtesy St. Edmond's Academy)
Brian J. Ray has been named headmaster of Saint Edomnd’s Academy in Wilmington. (Courtesy St. Edmond’s Academy)

Prior to that he was at Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Md., where he was dean of residential programs and director of alumni relations.

“The Saint Edmond’s Academy Board of Directors, with support from the corporate members, believe that Brian’s fund-raising, community outreach, and recruiting experience will be invaluable in helping the academy enhance its recognition in the community, along with increasing enrollment and funds raised”, said Saint Edmond’s Academy Board Chairman Ernie Dianastasis.

Ray will be moving from Ashburn, Va., to the Wilmington area with his wife Michelle and their four children.

Saint Edmond’s Academy is an independent Catholic school that educates boys in the Congregation of the Holy Cross tradition from junior kindergarten (preK) through eighth grade. This year’s enrollment is 250 students.