ST. JOHN BOSCO HIGH’S NEW PRINCIPAL IS NAMED “CASEY YEAZEL” … C’MON, ALTOGETHER NOW: CASEY YEAZEL!By Greater Long Beach
BELLFLOWER (Via The Downey Patriot)—“St. John Bosco Names New Principal,” reads the headline in The Downey Patriot, and something in the blandness of that banner tamps down the chances that John Bosco—the 19th century Italian farmboy / tailor / baker / shoemaker / carpenter / seminarian / priest whose work with misdirected boys made him a saint—had actually come back to help out with school personnel decisions.
Instead, the headline refers to St. John Bosco High School, a fixture in Bellflower since 1940 (just six years after he was canonized), and in this circumstance the lackadaisical nature of the announcement really does underserve the message. Because it’s big news when St. John Bosco High names a new principal.
For one thing, the venerable institution has had only 13 previous principals in 72 years. For another, the new principal—No. 14—is named Casey Yeazel.
To repeat: Casey Yeazel.
Actually, it’s probably a lot more than that, inasmuch as, well, you know, dude’s name is Casey Yeazel.
The new principal holds a Master of Education in Administrative and Policy Studies from the Principal Leadership Institute at UCLA and a California Administrative Service Credential. He also holds a second Master of Arts in Secondary Education from Loyola Marymount University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Administrative Studies from UC Riverside. He is currently completing his Doctorate of Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
And then, of course, and it really does bear mentioning again, there’s the matter of new principal’s name: Casey Yeazel.