Brother Daniel E. Skala, C.F.X., Ph.D. became the fifth headmaster of Xaverian Brothers High School in 1991. Brother Daniel holds a Ph.D. from Boston College in Educational Leadership. He also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English.
As a member of the Xaverian Brothers Congregation, he has served the Brothers in leadership and is currently a Councillor in General Administration. He has also held a variety of teaching and administrative positions at the high school and college level for the past 30 years. He serves on several boards including Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Lowell Catholic High School. He has served on both the Strategic Planning Committee for the Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Initiative and the Executive Committee for Secondary Schools of the National Catholic Education Association. Brother Daniel has made several presentations on institutional strategic planning, issues related to mission advancement and the future of Catholic education.
His tenure at Xaverian is marked by exceptional innovation, achievement and growth. As Headmaster, Brother Daniel has been committed to excellence in all areas of school life with a renewed emphasis on Xaverian's unique mission, rooted in the tradition of the Congregation of the Xaverian Brothers. Major construction and renovation of facilities as well as investments in the school's academic, athletic, fine and performing arts, campus ministry programs and Francis Xavier Division for seventh and eighth grade students have helped Xaverian earn a reputation as a premier Catholic school for boys.