Bywater's employment at the all-girls Catholic school at 3737 W. 99th St. will start July 10. He will oversee instructional technology across the curriculum and within the classrooms.
"As a father of two daughters, I celebrate McAuley's mission and the impact they've had on so many young women for so many years. I look forward to joining the team and contributing to the great things McAuley will continue to do," Bywater said in a written statement Monday.
Bywater will also direct the curriculum review, evaluation and implementation process. He'll then will be responsible for the admissions and placement for incoming first-year students and current students.
“Mr. Bywater brings the skill set and experience necessary to help advance our curriculum and to ensure that each student is known and well served,” said Principal Eileen O’Reilly, who leads the school of nearly 1,000 students.
Bywater will also be co-chairman of the academic council, which is made up of department chairpersons. He'll be on the administrative leadership team too with O'Reilly, the dean of student support and deans of upperclasswomen and underclasswomen.
Bywater joins McAuley from Urban Prep Charter Academy, an all-boys public high school in Englewood. He served as assistant principal, overseeing academic counseling, testing, athletics, recruitment and enrollment.
Bywater began his teaching career at Urban Prep in 2007 — first as a history teacher and later as curriculum consultant.
Bywater graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in secondary education. He then earned a master's degree in education leadership, summa cum laude, from Eastern Michigan University.
"Mr. Bywater joins McAuley at an exciting and pivotal time as we focus on making McAuley Future Ready and implement best academic practices for our 21st century learners and leaders,” O'Reilly said.