Gavin Colvert, Ph.D.

Stella Maris Academy Head of School

Gavin Colvert is pleased to serve our community as our Parish Manager.  Gavin is excited to be returning to his native San Francisco.  Born in the Richmond District, Gavin’s family attended St. Dominic’s and St. Monica’s parishes in the city.  After attending Bellarmine College Preparatory for high school and Santa Clara University, he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto.  He later taught at The College of the Holy Cross and chaired the Philosophy Department at Assumption College (now University) in Worcester, Massachusetts, before moving back to California with his wife Danielle to be closer to their children in Los Angeles.  Both of them have been principals of LA Catholic schools.  He will serve as our Parish Manager while helping to shape our vision for re-establishing our parish school at Star of the Sea.  Gavin and Danielle have two adult children who are engineers.  In October 2019 they were also blessed with the birth of their first grand-daughter, Catherine Maria.