2021 | Schools

Shriver will be next president of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School

He will take over at school in Takoma Park starting Nov. 29

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Mark K. Shriver

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Mark K. Shriver has been named the president of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park.

Shriver, who lives in Bethesda, starts on Nov. 29.

Ana Chapa, an educator and administrator, will move into the newly created position of executive vice president. Since 2019, she has been vice president of organizational growth at the school, which is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.

According to the archdiocese, Shriver will be the school’s first lay president. He succeeds Father Michael Conway, who was the high school’s second president and, according to his LinkedIn page, held the position for six years. He will remain on the board of directors.

In July, Conway became treasurer for the Salesian Province of St. Philip the Apostle in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School has about 375 students.

The archdiocese said in a press release that Shriver has more than 30 years “of leadership serving youth who are at-risk and children in underserved areas.”

He previously led Save the Children’s U.S. programs, helping children in rural communities with “early childhood education and hunger and nutrition services.”

He also founded The Choice Intensive Advocacy Program, which describes itself as “a community and home-based alternative to locking up adolescents.”

Shriver was a Maryland state delegate from 1995 to 2003.