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Principal Announcement

Announcing the Appointment of Lucas Schroeder as Principal

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to inform you that we successfully concluded the search for a new principal and enthusiastically introduce Lucas Schroeder as the next Principal of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, effective July 1, 2018.

Lucas has served as Assistant Principal for Student Services at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati since 2014. Before becoming Assistant Principal, Lucas was an AP Spanish teacher for more than ten years at St. X High School, Bloomington High School South in Bloomington, Indiana, and The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts. In fact, Lucas first did his student teaching at a Navajo Nation school in Arizona. Lucas 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. 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.

We are grateful to Patricia Garrity, our Principal for over seventeen years of leadership. 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.

The search committee represented a cross-section of our 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.

Please join me in warmly welcoming Lucas, his wife Nancy, and their children to Cristo Rey and to Chicago.

¡Viva Cristo Rey!


Antonio Ortiz, President