Catholic schools get new principals - Catholic Courier

Catholic schools get new principals

Three Catholic schools within the Diocese of Rochester will have new principals when classes resume in September.

* Martin W. Kilbridge replaced Vincent Tata as principal of Siena Catholic Academy in Brighton on July 1. A California native, Kilbridge earned a bachelor’s degree in history and religious studies from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard University’s Divinity School. He holds a New York state certification as a school administrator and currently is earning his doctorate in educational administration at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education. After moving to Rochester in 1995 he taught religious studies at Bishop Kearney High School for one year before joining the faculty at McQuaid Jesuit High School, where he served as chair of the Religious Studies Department from 2003-14. He also coached soccer and lacrosse at McQuaid.

* Frank Arvizzigno was to become principal at St. Lawrence School in Greece on Aug. 4, succeeding Susan Sak. Arvizzigno earned his bachelor’s degree in theater from DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., followed by a master’s degree in mathematics education from St. John’s University in New York City and a master’s degree in educational administration from The College of Saint Rose in Albany. Since 2005 he has taught junior-high and high-school math at New York City’s IS 141: The Steinway School. He also has been involved in several leadership initiatives at that school since 2012.

* At press time Aug. 1 a replacement had not yet been named for Stephen Tartaglia, who left his position as principal at St. Francis-St. Stephen School in Geneva at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

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