As the new Principal of Christ the King High School, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. As an educator for the past 30 years, I have interacted with students as a Guidance Counselor, Assistant Principal and Principal in Catholic Education.
My career as an educator began at Stella Maris High School as a guidance counselor, where I later served as Assistant Principal. I then became Principal of Stella Maris - a role I enjoyed for 14 years. I then served as Assistant Principal of Bishop Kearney High School and most currently, Interim Principal of Bishop Kearney.
I hold a degree in school counseling and New York State certification in Administration and Supervision. I also serve on a host of educational and Catholic affiliated organizations and am Past President of the Catholic High Schools Principals Association.
After having spent only a short amount of time at CK, I am happy and excited by all that I have seen. I have met some very fine administrators, teachers and staff of the school and look forward to meeting all the faculty and students shortly. I have studied the academic programs and am impressed by the array of courses and programs that are in place to challenge the students and prepare them for their futures.
There is a strong spirit of dedication and ethic of hard work that expresses itself very quickly as I talk to more and more of the people who make Christ the King the very fine academic establishment that it is. I am encouraged by the number of teachers who have a history as past students or parents of students. This speaks loudly to me of the strong belief and commitment that exists in and to the education of the students of Christ the King High School.
As we begin this new school year and focus on our mission “to challenge students to grow academically, spiritually, socially and physically,” I am very eager to join this community and family of administrators, teachers, parents and students. My goal is to promote all aspects of the mission of Christ the King, as a school that understands and accepts the reality that Christ is the reason for the school. With this strong foundation and conviction in the value of Catholic education and the force behind that education, we cannot help but to be successful.
I take pride in my many years of experience in Catholic education and plan to use that experience in my position as Principal of Christ the King. Although each school has its own unique spirit and strengths, what is the same is the mission to give all students the tools that each needs to grow into women and men of faith in God, faith in themselves and strong character. These qualities will create the leaders that this world of ours needs!
Together we can reach great heights! I look forward to meeting you at the Parents’ night in September and having this great opportunity to work with you and your sons and daughters. I would like you to always feel comfortable to contact me.
Ms. Geri Martinez, Principal