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CRHSS Announces New President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                





(Sacramento, Calif.) May 15, 2018 - Cristo Rey High School in Sacramento is pleased to announce the appointment of David Perry as incoming President, effective July 1, 2018.  Mr. Perry comes to Cristo Rey with more than 15 years of educational experience, primarily in Catholic education as a school administrator who is mission-driven in K-8 and 9-12 settings.  He is known for his leadership, building community, supporting faculty and staff, and creating an inclusive learning environment for students. 


Mr. Perry began his educational career as a teacher at Concord High School in 2000.  Four years later, he joined Encina High School in the San Juan Unified School District as a Vice Principal.  In 2007, Mr. Perry joined St. James School in Davis as an interim 8th grade teacher and shortly thereafter became the Principal.  In 2012, Mr. Perry joined St. Andrew Catholic School in Cape Coral, Florida as Principal.  He returned to California in 2014 to join St. Patrick – St. Vincent Catholic School in Vallejo.  Mr. Perry has served as President since that time.


All of Mr. Perry’s educational degrees are from Saint Mary’s College of California, including a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance and a second Master’s degree in Arts Education Leadership. He is expected to receive his doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2018.


Mr. Perry has been married to Susan Perry for 17 years.  His wife Susan is a 3rd grade teacher at St. James Catholic School in Davis.  They have three young children and reside in Winters, California.  We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Perry to the Cristo Rey Sacramento family.



"I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the Cristo Rey community.  I have had a strong connection to the mission since the early 2000's and my dream was to one day open a Cristo Rey school ... this is even better because a strong foundation has already been laid, and I am excited to help write the next chapter in the legacy of Cristo Rey Sacramento"  - David Perry