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Head of School Circle

Bound by a shared commitment to Bishop Ireton High School, the Head of School Circle is a community of our most engaged alumni, parents, and friends who support the school with a gift of $5,000 or more annually.    

Bishop Ireton is deeply grateful for the commitment of our philanthropic leaders.  Your investment in the School allows us to provide the highest quality Catholic education possible and ensures the future of Bishop Ireton for generations to come.
If you have questions about the Head of School Circle, please contact our Director of Advancement, Chris Gilliland at

Message from the Head of School

As I begin my third year as Head of School at Bishop Ireton, I am so proud of all that has been accomplished in such unique times. Our students returned to campus this fall with amazing new and renovated facilities completed, updates in technology, new areas for wellness and social engagement, and countless health and sanitation features and equipment in place to ensure a safe environment for academic learning and engagement in extracurricular activities, athletics and fine arts. 
In the classroom, our faculty continues to provide our students with a holistic, rigorous, Catholic education for full-time, in-person instruction, while also remaining flexible to meet curricular needs in a synchronous virtual instruction environment. Our administration and staff are supporting the academic, socio-emotional, spiritual and diverse needs of our students. Ongoing professional development for our faculty and staff has been essential as we remain committed to the well-being of all school community members, while providing an outstanding curricular program that promotes progress and academic excellence for our students.
Bishop Ireton High School relies on tuition and the generous philanthropic support of the community to balance the annual operating budget, fund capital and special projects, and bolster tuition assistance to those with financial need. The Annual Fund is the school’s primary source of money beyond tuition and fees, and it provides a direct avenue to impactful giving, as these funds are used to help students and staff throughout the current school year. The generosity of our community is more important than ever as we continue to navigate current protocols and requirements, provide support for our faculty and staff, and assist families in need.
This year, I ask that you consider supporting our Annual Fund through the Head of School Circle, which recognizes generous donors at the $5,000 level and above. As a member of the Head of School Circle, you will be recognized through our Advancement publications and will receive invitations to special events during the year. I look forward to providing you with insight and updates through a quarterly Head of School newsletter from my office. Please know that your decision to be a major donor makes a huge difference in the lives of our students as we continue our mission to Advance Always and Live Jesus. 
I am most grateful for your participation in our efforts, as I see daily the goodness that comes from each day at Bishop Ireton. Our Cardinals are the ultimate beneficiaries of your generosity and philanthropic leadership, and I know that I speak for them in sharing gratitude for all that you do to help keep Bishop Ireton High School vibrant and thriving.

Advance Always,

Kathleen McNutt, M.Ed (SMA '87, BI P'14, '16, '18, '19, '22)
Head of School

Membership Benefits

To thank you for your leadership support, members of the Head of School Circle receive special benefits and recognition including:
  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • Special edition Bishop Ireton gifts
  • Recognition in Cardinal Connection and News from the Nest
  • Quarterly Head of School Circle Newsletter

Donate to the Head of School Circle Here