John E. Creeden, Ph.D. 1995-2007
Jack Creeden's leadership brought the School a new vision of its special niche in the world of independent secondary education. He continued the emphasis of his predecessors on high standards of academic and personal excellence as essential ingredients in shaping a meaningful life. Under his leadership, the School developed new curricular opportunities, expanded the number of honors and advanced placement courses, instituted a new faculty evaluation system, and strengthened the college placement record of its graduates. During his tenure, Fountain Valley completed a $24 million capital campaign, which included new construction, renovations to existing buildings, the establishment of new endowments for scholarships, and technology initiatives.