Bishop Stang appoints Daniel Dias as principal

Jun 11, 2024

After announcing a transition in early 2022 to a two-person president-principal model, rather than one educator covering both roles, Bishop Stang High School has officially appointed Daniel Dias to serve as the next principal.

A press release from the school stated, “From teaching to counseling, directing student services, and most recently taking on the role of vice principal for academics, Dan has been an integral part of the Bishop Stang family for the last ten years of his service with us.”

Dias said he is “humbled” and “honored” to take on this new role. “I consider myself fortunate to come to work each day and be surrounded by such kind, dedicated and gifted professionals who pour into their students each day.”

President James Bensen said he is “excited” for this new beginning. 

“Dan has shown an unwavering commitment toward bringing the best out of every student and educator that is part of the Bishop Stang community,” Bensen said. “The academic program in particular will grow in innovative ways under his direction.”

Campus Minister, Amanda Tarantelli, who was part of the hiring committee, said Dias not only believes in the school’s mission, but lives by it in everything that he does. 

William Butler, Chair of the Science Department, said Dias’ “amazing leadership and dedication to our students and staff will continue to foster a culture of excellence and inclusivity, making sure every student gets the chance to thrive academically.”