St. Mary’s Catholic School in Taylor recently announced it was happy to introduce Kevin Stuart as the high school headmaster for the 2021-22 school year. Heidi Altman, head of school, made the announcement on Monday, March 29.
St. Mary’s High School is a recent extension of the school’s prekindergarten 3 through eighth grade classical education program and opened its doors to ninth and 10th graders this year as the first Chesterton academy in Texas and in the southern United States. As a member of the internationally esteemed Chesterton Network of Schools, St. Mary’s High School provides a Catholic, classical education and will welcome 11th graders in the coming fall.
Dr. Kevin E. Stuart, Ph.D, will serve as the headmaster of St. Mary's High School and also continue as the executive director of the Austin Institute for the Study of Family & Culture. Previously, he owned and operated an award-winning consulting firm where he advised fortune 100 corporate leaders and politicians holding statewide office, congressmen, judges and nonprofit organizations. Prior to that, he directed communications and marketing for a university.
His writings have appeared in First Things, The Public Discourse, American Mind, The American Conservative, and America Magazine. He is the editor of the Catholicism & Society book series for the Society for Catholic Social Scientists, Franciscan University Press. He is a parishioner at St. Mary of the Assumption in Taylor and serves on the bishop's Diocesan School Advisory Board.
Kevin is the husband of DeAnn Stuart, St. Mary’s dean of curriculum and high school teacher, and father of Thomas Stuart, St. Mary's class of 2036, and John Stuart, St. Mary's class of 2039.
He received his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied public law and political philosophy and was a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge. He earned a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science after receiving undergraduate degrees in history and English literature from Louisiana State University.
“The St. Mary’s Catholic School community is excited to welcome Stuart,” said the press release, “as he builds on the momentum of the new high school and ushers it into the next era of the school’s 125-year legacy of education excellence.”