Brother Brian M. Walsh, CFC, is a career educator with extraordinary administrative experience in a variety of roles spanning more than five decades — ranging from president and principal, to dean of students and schools superintendent. He has also held uppermost leadership positions with the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers.
Bro. Walsh has a long and distinguished legacy in protecting and safeguarding the Catholic identity of educational institutions in the Edmund Rice School Network, an international consortium of Catholic schools throughout North and South America sponsored by the Congregation of Christian Brothers.
At all of the schools where he served, Bro. Walsh has been deeply committed to ensuring that the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education are at the forefront of teaching — providing students with an education rooted in Gospel values that prepares them for success in their professional pursuits and vocations, and helps them develop into compassionate, high character individuals and productive citizens with a commitment to care and advocacy for the marginalized and service to Church, community and country.
His extensive history as a high school administrator includes service twice as president, three times as principal, dean of students and department chairman at four high schools in the states of Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York. One of the schools was co-institutional with a student enrollment of 1,750, and a faculty and staff of 135 members. Bro. Walsh has also held the position of schools superintendent. Additionally, he served as a college adjunct professor of environmental science. His high school classroom service includes teaching religion and a number of science subjects.
In addition to decades as a school administrator, Bro. Walsh has served in several leadership positions with the Christian Brothers — including nine years as deputy province leader and three years as province leader of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers.
Bro. Walsh is a member of several academic and professional organizations, among them the National Catholic Educational Association (for which he evaluates proposals presented at the NCEA annual convention), Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Council for American Private Education, Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, NAACP, and Southern Poverty Law Center.
Bro. Walsh possesses a master’s of science degree in secondary school education from Seton Hall University and a master’s of arts degree in education from Nazareth College. He also has a bachelor of science degree in science education from Iona College. He entered the Congregation of Christian Brothers in 1962 after graduating from high school.