Q&A with Brother David Anthony Migliorino, O.S.F. ’79GEd, LEAD Honoree

Q &A  with Brother David Anthony Migliorino, OSF Principal St. Anthony's High School
February 20, 2024

Br. David Anthony Migliorino, O.S.F. ’79GEd, Principal of Saint Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, NY, will be among several alumni honored by The School of Education at the 13th Annual Leaders in Education Awards Dinner (LEAD) on April 11 in the D’Angelo Center on St. John’s University’s Queens, NY, campus.

Congratulations! What does it feel like to receive this award?

I was initially surprised and rather shocked. I feel most fortunate to be a recipient of such an honor.

Please tell us more about yourself and your current profession.

I have been in Catholic education for nearly 50 years, and in Catholic school administration for the past 29 years. I am currently in my fifth year as Principal of Saint Anthony’s High School.

How has a degree from The School of Education impacted your career path?

It has directed my path. I have used so many of the classes to guide me in my role as principal.

Were there any professors in The School of Education who influenced your life? 

There were many, but I was definitely influenced by Sr. Virginia, a Maryknoll Sister. Her lessons were fascinating and she made me love teaching even more than I thought possible.

What are your most cherished memories from your days as a student in The School of Education?

I cherish the close relationships I had with my fellow students and professors. They challenged me to be a better teacher and now a better administrator.

Is there any wisdom you would like to share with the next generation of alumni?

Enjoy every class; realize that what you learn will help you reach more students in positive ways. I love my role as a teacher and principal—and so should you. It is a special calling; we hold the future of our world in our midst each day.