About Us

Who We Are
Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School is a member of the Cristo Rey Network of Schools that provides a college preparatory education coupled with a Corporate Work Study experience that prepares students from limited economic means to succeed to and through college and life.
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About Us

Who We Are
Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School is a member of the Cristo Rey Network of Schools that provides a college preparatory education coupled with a Corporate Work Study experience that prepares students from limited economic means to succeed to and through college and life.
Full Staff Directory

General Info

Principal: Matthew J. Torano

Grade Levels: 9-12

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Our Mission and Vision

Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School, a Catholic college preparatory school and work study program sponsored by the Salesians of Don Bosco, forms underserved young men and women who will actively live faith, hope, and love. Through the educational approach of St. John Bosco and under the protection of Mary Help of Christians, we create an environment of trust and loving kindness.

Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School provides the environment and opportunities to integrate active faith with high standards for life.

  • Fosters growth in faith and reason
  • Encourages hard work, commitment and discipline at studies, work and life
  • Works with home, community and corporate partners in creating future leaders
  • Motivates young people to know and love God and to embrace the gift of life and service
  • Builds the Kingdom of God now and for eternity

About the Cristo Rey Network

The Cristo Rey Network® is the only network of high schools in the country that integrate four years of rigorous college preparatory academics with four years of professional work experience through the Corporate Work Study Program. Comprised of 38 Catholic, career focused, college preparatory schools, the Cristo Rey Network delivers a powerful and innovative approach to education that equips students from families of limited economic means with the knowledge, character, and skills to achieve their aspirations.

While Cristo Rey® schools are locally owned and operated, the Cristo Rey Network national office protects the integrity of the movement and advances school excellence and innovation by

  • Surfacing, scaling, and standardizing effective practices across all schools through professional development offerings, convenings, and consultation in academics, college enrollment and completion, Corporate Work Study Program, performance measurement, and governance;
  • Facilitating new school growth through development and implementation of a national growth plan and support for new schools;
  • Supporting mission accountability – as defined by the Mission Effectiveness Standards –through school evaluations and data analysis; and
  • Stewarding national branding, visibility, and fundraising.

To learn more about the Cristo Rey Network, click here.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boston, MA
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Chicago, IL*
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Durham, NC
  • East Bay, CA
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Lawrence, MA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Newark, NJ
  • New York, NY
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Orange County, CA****
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Richmond, VA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Waukegan, IL

*Chicago has 2 schools.
****Feasibility study underway.


Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School was founded by the Salesians of Don Bosco, the second largest Catholic religious order in the world. Today, this Catholic religious organization continues to do the work of the Lord in the spirit of its founder – St. John Bosco. When St. John Bosco founded the Salesians in 1859, his mission was clear and simple: to be a friend – a friend to kids who were poor, kids abandoned, kids at risk – and in so doing, to be a friend to Christ. He dedicated his life to them, and today, Salesians can be found worldwide in many different initiatives on behalf of young people: schools, oratories, youth centers, technical and professional training centers, parishes, foreign missions, and activities in the realm of mass media and social communications.

All those within Don Bosco’s spiritual family share his educational method, popularly called “The Preventive System,” which focuses on developing the whole person – body, heart, mind and spirit. It seeks to prevent the need for punishment by placing the child in an environment in which he or she is encouraged to be the best they can be. It is a congenial, friendly and holistic approach to education. The basic principle of this system is a deep understanding and love for young people and their problems. The Salesian charism continues Don Bosco’s vision and responds to a great need felt by young people to “know that they are loved.” Significantly, Don Bosco’s example and educational methods have inspired a Gospel lifestyle which leads to holiness in life, as witnessed in the lives of those who have embraced Don Bosco’s experience and made it their own.

For more information on the Eastern Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco, please visit: www.salesians.org

Our Board of Directors

Scott Bartholmey, CPA

Vice-chair, GenerX Generators, LLC

Dr. Haywood Brown

University of South Florida

Sheri T. Brown, M.A.

Vice President of Multicultural Sales and Development, Visit Tampa Bay

Eileen Kamerick

Joshua T. Keleske

Secretary & Governance Chair, Joshua T. Keleske, P.L.

John A. Mangin, Jr.

One America Financial Partners

Luana Martucci de Paloma

Best Florida Rentals, LLC

Andrew Panega


Ryan Robinson


Jeff Sparling

Chairman, Ernst & Young LLP

Christa Vutera

Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Colleen Walters


David Weidner

Morgan Stanley

Chris Yarnold

Salesian Cooperator

Ex Officio

Patrick Liang, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Fr. Franco Pinto, SDB

Mission Identity

Director of Mary Help of Christians Center (Salesians Society of Florida, Inc.), Director of Mission, Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School

Fr. Michael Conway, SDB

Salesians of Don Bosco

Provincial Delegate

Board Member Emeritus

Monica McInnis Amster


Brad Baumgardner

Formerly of The Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay

Deacon William Garrett

Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School (Ret.)

Richard Gonzmart

Columbia Restaurant Group

Neal Herman

Robbins Property Associates

Horatio Jones

Wells Fargo

Scott Riley

Board Chair Emeritus, Fintech

Fr. Steve Ryan, SDB

Founding Director

Tina Marie Scotland

The Lyfe Magazine, TMHP, Inc.

Marcelo Sempe, CPA

Fr. John Serio, SDB

Provincial Delegate

Lincoln Tamayo

Academy Prep Center of Tampa

Theresa Whitney

Coca Cola Beverages of Florida

Faculty & Staff

(Alpha by last name)



Brianna Brokaw

Director of Admissions & Recruitment

Terrie A. Dodson-Caldevilla

Director of Communications & Public Relations

(813) 621-8300 ext. 134

Matt Gunderson

Director of Operations

Stacy Kynes, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Liang, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Terri Parnell-Longphee

Director of Development

Matthew J. Torano


Vanessa Vasquez

Vice President - Corporate Work Study Program

Teachers & Staff
(Alpha by last name)

Keith Aeschbach

P.E. Teacher & Assistant Campus Minister

Sharon Bennett

Data Processor/Front Office

Sim Clements

Chemistry & Physics Teacher

Faye Dixon

Food Service Coordinator

Rikki Dixon

Administrative Assistant

Luckner Exume


Kyle Fennesy

Math Teacher

Elvis Gutierrez

Theology Teacher

Peter Hannaford

Science Teacher

Fr. Joe Hannon, SDB

Theology Teacher & Guidance

Lanose Jean-Baptiste


Sharon Kimouche

English Teacher

Kelly Larson

AP Language & AP Literature Teacher/ Dean of Curriculum & Instruction

Chuck Leitzke

Psychology Teacher

Shani Lenhart

AVID Teacher & Dean of Student Growth

Shane Matteson

Leadership Teacher & Dean of Culture

Erin McEntegart, LCSW

School Counselor

Jose Montes

Transportation & Operations Manager

Cari Murphy, Ph.D.

AP Biology Teacher

Martha Osorio-Cediel

Spanish Teacher

Laura Persaud

English & Art History Teacher

Christie Rosario-Cruz

Assistant Campus Ministry

Claudy Saint Louis

Transportation Relationship Manager

Katy Schroeder

Associate for Administration/Advancement

Jennifer Smith

Director of College Counseling

Andrew Straube

History Teacher and Athletics Director

Dorothea Sutton


Joe Tomaino

Advancement Associate

Ana Valero

Admissions Coordinator

Mark Yarnold

Client Relations Manager

Earned by Students in 2021-2022

AP courses offered


Student Body Enrolled in AP Courses

Students Enrolled

Location: Mary Help of Christians Center
6400 East Chelsea Street
Tampa, Florida 33610

Telephone: (813) 621-8300

Fax: (813) 433-5249

Email: info@cristoreytampa.org

School Hours: M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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