Life for one All Hallows High School alum came full circle as he was named his alma mater’s new president.
Ronald Schuttè was appointed by the All Hallows High School board of directors as president at the private Catholic high school effective Wednesday, July 1.
Schuttè, a Class of 1974 alum and 1970 graduate of the bygone All Hallows Elementary School, succeeds Paul Krebbs who retired this June 30 after 51 years of service at All Hallows.
Krebbs will now serve as a part time consultant at the 106-year old private Catholic high school.
A Bronx native, Schuttè grew up on East 165th Street in the Grand Concourse.
He credits All Hallows for providing him with the necessary leadership skills needed for a successful life and career.
Schuttè attended Fordham University with an Army ROTC scholarship and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 1978.
From 1978 to 1982, he served as a United States Army Military Intelligence Officer after receiving his basic training at Fort Huachuca in Arizona and serving his active duty at Fort Bragg in North Carolina as a Psychological Operations Battalion.
During his military career, he had spent four years on active duty and two years in the reserves.
Schuttè earned the rank of captain and says his time in the military better refined his leadership skills.
In 1982, Schuttè earned his Master’s of Business Administration in Management at Campbell University laying the groundwork for a successful business career.
Schuttè would own, operate and manage many companies serving as president and chief executive officer of Creative Bakers Inc., president and CEO of the Brooklyn Cheesecake and Desserts Company, Inc. and international sales manager for Mother’s Kitchen which was a merger of Creative Bakers and Baby Watson.
Schuttè was a board member on the school’s board of directors from 1990 to 2000 and was appointed as co-chairman from 2000 to 2006.
As one of the founding members of All Hallows Foundation, Schuttè was a board member of the foundation’s board from 1998 through 2007 which helped raise money to fund capital projects for the school.
From 2008 until this past June, Schuttè aided the foundation board’s as their executive director.
Now president, Schuttè will work as a steward of the Edmund Rice philosophy of educating the marginalized and urban poor while embodying a more business oriented role ensuring the school is financially sound.
He will assist principal Sean Sullivan, a Class of 1973 alum, who has served the school for 40 years, and currently oversees the academic aspects of the educational institution.
“It’s all come full circle for me,” he said. “I’ve attended here since I was six-years old so this school to me is a major part of my life. I’m very excited because its a very passionate role for me and believe I have a lot to offer in supporting our school and our students.”
Schuttè noted that the graduating class of 2015 was composed of nearly 150 students and had a 98% four-year college acceptance rate.
He added that All Hallows’ incoming freshman class totals approximately 140 students.
Schuttè is not alone living the school’s mantra of “learn, earn, return” as he explained about a third of All Hallows faculty are alumni.
“This school becomes an extended part of all our students’ family. We expect them to return to share their experiences with our students and never lose that connection they share with All Hallows,” he said.