Dan Cinalli, the new principal at the Basilica School of Saint Mary, featured on our latest podcast
Dan Cinalli, the new principal at the Basilica School of Saint Mary, is featured on our latest podcast. He succeed Janet Cantwell earlier this month. She retired after serving 12 years as principal.
A longtime resident of Northern Virginia, Mr. Cinalli attended Catholic schools in the Diocese of Arlington from grades K-12. He holds a BA in English from George Mason University and also earned a Masters of Education Administration with a concentration in Catholic School Leadership from Marymount University. He most recently was the principal at Saint Michael School in Annandale, a role he had held since July 2016. He previously was assistant principal at Saint Timothy Catholic School in Chantilly, the second largest parish school in our diocese, from July 2013 to 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Cinalli served as an English teacher at Paul VI High School in Fairfax for more than three years and worked for Computer Sciences Corporation of Chantilly before becoming an educator.