Killelea, CFC*, Lawrence A.

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Br. Lawrence A. Killelea, C.F.C. arrived at Bergen Catholic High School in the summer of 1986 after accepting an appointment as the school’s sixth Principal, and it did not take him long to establish a formal “code of excellence” at the school. He came to B.C. as an experienced administrator, having already served as Principal of New York City’s Power Memorial Academy and Rice High School for six years each. During his six-year tenure at BC, the school experienced significant growth in many areas. As BC currently continues to push forward as a technology-driven institution, it is interesting to note that it was Br. Killelea who started the Computer Science Educational Program through the establishment of a lab that contained 40 IBM personal computers. The school has continued to develop and enhance its programs to this day as Bergen County’s scholastic technology leader. BC was also accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools as a “School of Excellence” for the first time during Br. Killelea’s tenure. One result of his many efforts was the construction of the Brother Eugene D. McKenna Weight Training Center next to the football field.