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St. Monica High School Names New Principal

James Spellman has been named the new principal of St. Monica Catholic High School, as the school starts a new year on August 21.
Spellman has served as an administrator at Catholic high schools for more than 15 years. Prior to joining St. Monica as principal, he was assistant principal at Immaculate Heart High School & Middle School in Los Angeles from 2011 to 2017. During his time at Immaculate Heart, Spellman led the professional development of teachers and improved the academic and behavioral performance of students.

 

“Mr. Spellman’s demonstrated commitment to the professional development of faculty and to innovative curriculum will be strong assets as we continue to prepare our students for 21st century learning,” Thom Gasper, president of St. Monica Catholic Schools said.

 

Spellman has presided over the achievement of quantitative operational and performance goals through energetic, hands-on and solution driven leadership. He has spearheaded leadership, faculty, staff, student and parent collaborations, and inspired the implementation of lifelong learning values and behaviors.

 

“I am excited to join St. Monica, a school that lives its mission and creates a cohesive educational experience for a diverse range of learners who graduate prepared for success in college and beyond,” Spellman said. “Within the safe and inclusive community of SMCHS, it is my belief that all of our students can and will achieve their highest potential.”

 

Spellman’s installation will be celebrated before the school community on August 28during a Mass celebrating the Feast of St. Monica.
James Spellman
Spellman holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary School Administration from Loyola Marymount University, a Master of Arts in Middle and Secondary Education from New York City College, and Bachelor of Arts in History from Marist College.
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