Brother Karl Walczak - O'Dea High School: Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Brother Karl Walczak - O'Dea High School

Due to allegations of abuse, Brother Karl Walczak was forced to step down in October of 2012 as principal at O’Dea High School in Seattle. Brother Walczak was appointed principal at O’Dea in 2011, and worked in various positions at Christian Brother schools in Illinois, California and Hawaii. According to published reports he was the principal of Damien High School in Honolulu for 10 years while he served there in the 1970’s, ’80’s and ’90’s, and more recently was the president of Brother Rice High School in Chicago before moving to O’Dea.

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Brother Karl Walczak Assignment History

1970-1977: Brother Rice, Chicago, IL

1977-1981: Damien, Honolulu, HI

1987-1999: Damien, Honolulu, HI

1999-2010: Brother Rice High School, Chicago, IL

2011-2012: O’Dea, Seattle, WA


Br. Karl J. Walczak : Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Br. Karl J. Walczak

  • 1970-1977: Brother Rice High School, Chicago, IL
  • 1977-1979: Damien Memorial High School, HI (Dean of Students & Director of Student Activities.
  • 1980: St. Laurence High School, Burbank, IL
  • 1981-1987: Superior of the Community, Palma High School, Salinas, CA
  • 1987-1997: Principal, Damien High School, Honolulu, HI
  • 1997-1998: Congregation of Christian Brothers, Brother Rice Provincialate, Joliet, IL
  • 1998-2009: President, Brother Rice High School, Chicago, IL
  • 2010: Unknown
  • 2011-2012: Principal, O’Dea High School, Seattle, WA
  • 2012-2018: Unknown

Notes: In 2012, Br. Karl Walczak was accused of sexually abusing a boy in the early 1970s at Brother Rice High School in Chicago. Br. Walczak resigned from his position as principal at O’Dea High School in Seattle after the lawsuit was filed. Br. Walczak’s current status as a Brother, his whereabouts, and whether he has access to children is unknown.