TIMOTHY FORTI takes over as St. John’s School’s principal July 1.

TIMOTHY FORTI takes over as St. John’s School’s principal July 1.


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland announced Monday that Timothy Forti has been named the new principal at St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick. Forti will succeed Dr. Martha Corkery, who is serving as interim principal at the preK-8 school.

Forti is currently the principal at St. Mary’s-St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School in Glens Falls, New York. He will begin his tenure at St. John’s on July 1.

“I am honored to be the next principal of St. John’s,” said Forti, in a press release from the diocese. “My Catholic school roots run deep, and I look forward to coming to a school so obviously committed to the Catholic faith. I am so impressed by everyone in this wonderful community, all of whom express so much love and support for this school. I am excited to build upon the already rich history of St. John’s.”

According to the diocese, Forti spent more than a decade in the healthcare field as a senior professional healthcare representative for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals between 1996-2006, and regional territory manager for Cook Urological from 1993-95.

He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a commander for the 26th Personnel Services Company in Kirkuk, Iraq between 2004-05, and as assistant adjutant for the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in Fort Lewis, Washington from 1989-1993. He is a Bronze Star Medal recipient.

Forti holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and a post-baccalaureate degree in biology from Bridgewater State University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing from Stonehill College.

Prior to his serving at St. Mary’s-St. Alphonsus, Forti was as a science teacher at Boston College High School, a Jesuit preparatory school in Boston, from 2012-15; at Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts from 2011-12 and at Cardinal Spellman High School in Brockton, Massachusetts from 2007-11.

“Since Forti’s arrival at St. Mary’s-St. Alphonsus in 2015, the technology in each classroom has been upgraded, funding was secured for a new roof, professional development programs were expanded, and curriculum improvements were successfully incorporated,” the diocese statement read.

“Mr. Forti is well respected and possesses a true understanding of a Catholic school’s mission,” said Rev. Thomas Murphy, pastor at All Saints Parish, of which St. John’s Catholic School is a part. “He is dedicated to furthering the formation of our students as they become confident and faithful contributors in our Church and society.”

“The St. John’s community is fortunate to have found someone with such exciting potential and a track record of success to lead the school into the future,” said Jim King, superintendent of Maine Catholic Schools. “In a career full of achievement and relationship building, Mr. Forti has consistently displayed the traits that make him the perfect candidate for this position.”

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