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Dan McKenna, Head of School / Interim Head of Middle School

DAN MCKENNA: Head of School
Dan McKenna is Head of School at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School. Dan has been a part of the St. Gabriel’s family since 2013. Dan is passionate about helping children to develop not only their minds, but also their character.
Before coming to St. Gabriel’s in 2013, Dan was principal at St. Francis Xavier School in Wilmette, IL. He is a graduate of Marquette University (BA) and Loyola University (M.Ed.).  Besides his work in education, Dan is an active supporter of Catholic Extension, a non-profit organization that supports the needs of Catholics in the most under-resourced regions of the United States, and is a board member of Katelle, an Austin-based non-profit dedicated to implementing a curriculum of kindness in schools. 
Dan grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and has worked in the field of education for 18 years. When he is away from St. Gabriel’s, you’ll find him seeking out the best deep-dish pizza Austin has to offer, planning a vacation in Wisconsin, reading, or spending time with his wife, two children, and Max the dog.
You can reach Dan at:


St. Gabriel's Catholic School

2500 Wimberly Lane, Austin, TX 78735
Phone 512-327-7755
Fax 512-732-0420
School Hours
Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pre-K3 – 8th Grade
Schools within the Diocese of Austin do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in: (i) the admission of students; (ii) the offerings of rights, privileges, programs, or activities generally made available to their students; or (iii) the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, loan programs, athletic programs, employment practices or policies, or other school-administered programs.