Cascia Hall Names New Headmaster

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP: Fr. Philip Cook, O.S.A., will become Headmaster at Cascia Hall Preparatory School on July 1. Cook currently teaches Theology in the upper school.

On July 1, Fr. Philip Cook, O.S.A., will take the helm as Headmaster of Cascia Hall Preparatory School.

Cook has served at Cascia Hall off and on for the past 25 years. He came to the school in 1993 where he earned a reputation as an esteemed teacher of Theology and Latin in the middle school. After two years at Cascia, he moved to Chicago to complete his studies. Once ordained to the priesthood in 1997, he returned to Cascia Hall.

The Very Rev. Bernard C. Scianna, O.S.A., who is Prior Provincial of the Augustinians of Chicago, Canada and Chulucanas, Peru, stated, “I believe that Fr. Philip’s education and experience have prepared him to take on this important role of service for the School and the Augustinian Order. This is a very exciting time for Cascia Hall.”

Cook currently teaches Theology in the upper school.

“I am looking forward to taking on the challenge of leadership at Cascia Hall. Our students are some of brightest I have encountered, and they energize me to be an even better teacher and leader,” says Cook.

He will replace Mr. Roger Carter who had previously announced that he will be stepping down as Headmaster at the end of this school year after eight years of service in the position.

A 1990 graduate of Villanova University, Cook earned a BA in Classics. He is a 1997 graduate of Catholic Theological Union where he earned a Master of Divinity. As a life-long learner, he completed a second master’s degree in Latin and Greek in 2007 from Catholic University of America and his Ph.D. in Classics in 2016 from the University of Florida.

Updated 01-30-2018

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