Marist announces next principal


Marist High School President Larry Tucker ’79 announced on April 13 that Meg Mathews Dunneback has been appointed the next principal of Marist High School beginning July 1, 2021. Dunneback, with more than 20 years of experience, is an accomplished educator with deep ties to the Marist family and local community. She was selected after a thorough search and interview process.

“I am excited to have Meg back at Marist,” Tucker said. “She brings a wealth of experience in different roles and has a true love and appreciation of the Marist family and charism. I know our students and faculty will benefit immensely from her perspective, talents, energy, and the dedication that she will bring our community.”

Dunneback served as an English teacher at Marist from 1995 until 2001. During that time, she worked closely with the late Br. Vito Aresto, FMS in the formation of the school’s Marcellin Program. She went on to become a teacher, facilitator, and dean at Richards High School in Oak Lawn. Since 2014, she has served as the assistant principal for curriculum and instruction. During her time at Richards, Dunneback worked on professional development with teachers to enhance today’s best practices, impacting diverse learners. She has previously served on a strategic planning committee for Marist, helping map out future plans for the school.

“I am thrilled and honored to join Marist in this role and with the support of the school community, I am confident that I will be able to make a positive impact in the lives of our Marist students,” Dunneback said. “I look forward to helping each member – student, faculty and staff member – achieve their educational and professional potential. The Richards High School community has helped me grow into the educator I am today, and will always have a place close to my heart.”

Dunneback earned a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana, and a Master of Arts in Administration from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. Dunneback’s husband, Jason, is a 1993 Marist graduate. They are current Marist parents.

Celebrating 57 years of excellence, Marist High School is a Catholic, college-prep, coed institution committed to making Jesus known and loved while preparing students for higher education and life.