Dennis A. Daly,
Benedictine Military School Principal Mr. Dennis A. Daly, 65, served as BC's Director of Curriculum, Director of the Learning Center and he was the guidance counselor for freshmen and sophomores before being promoted to Benedictine Military School Principal, effective July 1, 2015. He filled the void left by Dr. Deborah Antosca, who retired at the end of the 2014-15 school year. Daly was hired by Antosca in 2013 as an English teacher, a position he held until 2014. He also coached BC's lacrosse team since 2013.
Daly was an English teacher at Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., from 1990-2012. He also served as the school's athletic director from 2005-12 and 1991-94, and had stints coaching lacrosse, football and basketball. Daly was a founding board member of The Crossroads Cooperative Learning Program in Hartford, Conn., Director of AISNE/CAIS New England New Teacher Seminar, and coordinator for both Westminster's Summer Programs and School Orientation. He also served Westminster on admission and financial aid, long-range study, senior staff, and department head committees plus serving on boards.
Daly earned a bachelor's degree from Amherst (Mass.) College in 1972 and a master's degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in 1983. A Roman Catholic, Daly and his wife, Sandra, have been married for 38 years. They have a daughter, Lindsay, 32, and a son, Tyler, 30.
"My 40 years as an educator, the last 25 years as an independent school administrator, teacher, advisor, mentor and coach, has prepared me extremely well for the Benedictine Military School Principal position," Daly said March 3, 2015, the day his promotion was announced by Benedictine Headmaster Fr. Frank Ziemkiewicz, O.S.B. "In fact, I believe being BC's Principal is God's chosen purpose for me."