On February 20, St. Joseph’s Villa announced that it has named Dana Hawes Senior Director of Children’s Educational Services. The appointment is effective immediately.
Mr. Hawes joined St. Joseph’s Villa in August 2011 and has served as its head of Dooley Center for Alternative Education since that time. As Head of DCAE, Mr. Hawes introduced several improvements to the program, including the adoption of the e2020 educational courseware and starting a new level system to build student engagement with the educational system.
Prior to joining St. Joseph’s Villa, Mr. Hawes served as principal, assistant principal and instructional leader in both Henrico County and the Capital City Program in partnership with Richmond Public Schools. He holds a Post Graduate Professional License with an endorsement in Administration and Leadership. Mr. Hawes has completed the University of Richmond’s “Next Generation of Leadership Academy” (2008), the EduLead’s “Leaders in Transition Summer Institute” (2009), and is currently dually enrolled in Walden University’s doctoral program in Higher Education and Adult Learning and a graduate certification program in Non-Profit Organizational Management.
As Senior Director of Children’s Educational Services, Mr. Hawes will be responsible for five educational programs at St. Joseph’s Villa (Dooley School, Dooley Elementary School, Dooley Center for Alternative Education, Brook Road Academy and Lewis Children’s Center), as well as the Villa’s Career and Transition Services (CATS) program. Mr. Hawes succeeds Ms. Susan Pokorski, who retired earlier this month.
“This is an important appointment for St. Joseph’s Villa, and we are delighted to have Dana accept this position,” said Cynthia Faison, Chief Operations Officer at St. Joseph’s Villa. “Dana is a skilled administrator, and he brings energy and innovation to our educational programs. Most of all, he cares for his students and will work as hard as possible to help them achieve.”