“As an educational leader, my role is to inspire, provide vision, and draw out of the educational community and stakeholders their gifts, talents and resources. In partnership with parents, teachers, students and those dedicated to the school, I am confident that the Madeleine will continue to live its Mission of a providing a quality 21st Century Catholic education. I am honored and privileged to be part of such a beautiful Mission and an amazing school.”

Just in: Ken Willers has been honored with the 2017 Distinguished Principal Award and traveled to Washington, DC, October 11-13, 2017 to receive his award with visits to the White House and Capital Hill. Congrats! Ken also received the 2017 NCEA Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award for Educational Excellence in Leadership. (Press release) Last year, Ken Willers received 2016 ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education) Administrator PLN Annual Award for Exemplary Leadership.

Native San Franciscan, Ken Received his BA in Education and Philosophy and his Teaching Certification in 1984 from Don Bosco College in New Jersey. Ken received his Master of Divinity at the Jesuit School of Theology at the GTU in Berkeley in 1990. Ken returned to Catholic University in D.C and received his advanced graduate certificate in Catholic Educational Diocesan Leadership.

For over 25 years Ken has been engaged in Catholic Education. Ken has taught all levels, elementary, Jr. High and High School. He has taught in Diocese of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Ken served nine years as principal at the St. John School in the archdiocese of San Francisco and served 10 years as Regional Representative for the western states for the NCEA’s Department of Elementary Schools Executive Committee.

In addition to serving as Principal of School of the Madeleine, Ken currently sits on the Board of Directors for Salesian High School, Richmond, CA. and serves on the Principal’s Advisory Council for the Department of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Oakland.

Professionally, Ken has presented nationally on topics of Technology, Finance, Collaboration, Staff Development, Spirituality of Mission and other trends in Catholic education.