San Francisco New Orleans (SFNO) District leadership team member Gery Short has announced that he will be stepping down as Director of the Office of Education – Mont La Salle in Napa, California, effective July 1, 2016. His announcement came in a letter to the District’s Visitor, Brother Donald Johanson, FSC, that was shared with the District on October 21, 2015.
In his letter, Short wrote, “After eleven years as the District Director of Formation for Mission and over 20 years in the position of the Director of the District Education Office, I am ready for this move. I feel the time for this transition is both good for the District and good for me.”
Additionally, Brother Donald announced that Michael Daniels, the President and CEO of De Marillac Academy in San Francisco, California, will succeed Short as Director of the Office of Education – Mont La Salle.
In making the announcement about his appointment to the De Marillac community, Mike Daniels said, “I am thrilled to continue to serve the De La Salle Christian Brothers and the Lasallian District of San Francisco New Orleans in support of their schools.”
Gery Short began his Lasallian career in 1978 as a teacher at Saint Mary’s College High School in Berkeley, California. He joined De La Salle Institute in 1984 as Director of Formation for Mission for the District of San Francisco, and was appointed Office of Education Director in 1995. With the creation in 2014 of the San Francisco New Orleans District, Short became Director of the Office of Education – Mont La Salle.
Looking back on over 35 years of service to the Lasallian mission, Short reflected, “I feel honored and privileged to have worked with so many wonderful Brothers and Partners over the years. As I have often said to those new to the District and Lasallian education, ‘It doesn’t get better than this work, this mission, and this association.’”