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Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago Names New Principal

May 10, 2018 — Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago has appointed Lucas Schroeder as its next principal, effective July 1, 2018.

Schroeder has served as assistant principal for student services at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati since 2014. Before becoming assistant principal, Schroeder was an AP Spanish teacher for more than 10 years at St. Xavier High School; Bloomington High School South in Bloomington, Indiana; and The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts. He did his student teaching at a Navajo Nation school in Arizona. Schroeder earned his B.A. in Spanish from Indiana University and holds a master's degree in intercultural relations from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

"I am very excited for Lucas to join our community and am confident he will build upon the strengths of our school," said Cristo Rey president Antonio Ortiz. "Through his nine years in Jesuit education, as a teacher, assistant principal, Kairos leader, wrestling team chaplain, and member of the Ignatian Values Day Committee, Lucas has demonstrated a commitment, not only to Catholic education, but to the unique Ignatian charisms that make our schools special. He is fluent in Spanish and was the only candidate to submit his application in both Spanish and English."


Cristo Rey students in the school's chapel.

Ortiz also expressed gratitude to Patricia Garrity, who served as principal for over 17 years. "Her dedicated service to our students and families and her unwavering commitment to our mission has truly made an impact on thousands of students, alumni, and teachers," he said.

The search committee represented a cross-section of the Cristo Rey community including teachers, administrators, Jesuits, parents, and alumni. "I am incredibly grateful to the committee, who invested so much time, effort, reflection, and commitment to this process over the last 3 months," Ortiz said. [Source: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School]



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