St Paul’s pastor Fr. Michael Drea has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Lescault (Ph.D.) as the new headmaster of St. Paul’s Choir School, filling the position left vacant by the retirement of William McIvor. This appointment comes after an extensive search that yielded many fine candidates, but Dr. Lescault was ultimately the unanimous choice of the search committee.
“Dr. Lescault possesses many fine qualifications as a dedicated scholar and a proven educator, particularly his experience in curriculum, faculty and staff development,” said Fr. Drea. “He also brings with him an enthusiasm as a true man of faith to advance our unique mission as the only Catholic choir school for boys in the United States. I am convinced that our school will continue its remarkable growth with him as headmaster.”
Dr. Lescault was raised in nearby West Roxbury where he graduated from Catholic Memorial School. He earned his bachelor’s degree, master’s and ultimately his doctorate in history at Providence College. Dr. Lescault has had a long and distinguished career in Catholic education, taking leave of Bishop Fenwick High School after 19 years to assume his new position. In addition, he serves as an adjunct faculty member at Providence College, where his daughter Meghan will be a senior in the fall.
Fr. Drea offered special thanks to his partners on the search committee, St. Sebastian’s School headmaster William Burke, and Choir School advisory board members Sharon Gallagher and Paul Haley.