St. John Bosco names new principal

St. John Bosco High School on Monday announced the appointment of Mr. Casey Yeazel as principal beginning in the 2012-2013 school year. Yeazel will be the 14th principal in the all-boy school's 71-year history.

Yeazel comes from Damien High School, an all-boys Catholic school in LaVerne, where he served in a variety of leadership capacities, including assistant principal of discipline, assistant principal of guidance and college counseling, and chairman of the leadership team.

"It is a privilege to welcome Casey Yeazel and his family to St. John Bosco High School," said St. John Bosco president Paul M. Escala. "Casey brings exceptional experience and the demonstrated leadership necessary to advance St. John Bosco High School's legacy as a leader in the education and formation of young men in Southern California."

Yeazel holds a Master of Education in Administrative and Policy Studies from the Principal Leadership Institute at UCLA and a California Administrative Service Credential. He also holds a second Master of Arts in Secondary Education from Loyola Marymount University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Administrative Studies from UC Riverside.

He is currently completing his Doctorate of Education at UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

"I am honored by the opportunity to become principal at St. John Bosco High School and am very much looking forward to becoming a part of an institution with such a renowned reputation for academic, athletic, and spiritual excellence," Yeazel said in a statement. "The future of St. John Bosco High School is extremely bright, and I am excited to have a role in guiding it forward."

His professional affiliations include membership in the National and Western Association of College Admission Counselors and the American School Counselor Association. Yeazel has also served as a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges' Accreditation Visiting Team with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles since 2000.

He and his wife, who is also an educator, live in San Dimas with their three daughters.

St. John Bosco High School is a private Catholic college preparatory high school owned and operated by the Salesians of Don Bosco, San Francisco Province, with a student body of approximately 730 students in grades 9-12.

Founded in 1940 by the Salesians of Don Bosco, St. John Bosco is dedicated to the Salesian principles of school, home, church, and playground.

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