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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.
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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 largest network of high schools in the United States whose enrollment is limited to low-income youth. Cristo Rey Network delivers a distinctive approach to inner-city education that equips students with the knowledge, character, and skills to transform their lives. From freshman year, Cristo Rey schools establish a culture of high-expectations by blending rigorous academics, four years of professional work experience, Catholic moral values, and support for students to and through college.

Thirty-eight Cristo Rey schools located in 24 states provide a quality, Catholic, college preparatory education to almost 12,000 young people who live in urban communities with limited educational options.

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
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL***
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Newark, NJ
  • New York City, NY
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • 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.
***Scheduled to open in 2022 or 2023.
****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

Sheri T. Brown, M.A.

Vice President of Multicultural Sales and Development, Visit Tampa Bay

Joshua T. Keleske

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

John A. Mangin, Jr.

One America Financial Partners

Jeff Sparling

Chairman, Ernst & Young LLP

Christa Vutera

Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Colleen M. Walters

BayCare Health Systems

David Weidner

Morgan Stanley

Ex Officio

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



Jeb Myers

Interim President & CEO

Matthew J. Torano


Ivan Navarro

Executive Director of Operations

John Davidson

Assistant Principal

Stacy Kynes, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Brianna Brokaw

Director of Admissions & Recruitment

Jennifer A. Smith

Director of College Counseling

(813) 621-8300 ext. 110

Terrie A. Dodson-Caldevilla

Director of Communications & Public Relations

(813) 621-8300 ext. 134

Karin Mountain

Director of Corporate Relations

Takiyah Dixon

Director of Corporate Work Study Program

Terri Parnell-Longphee

Director of Development

Teachers & Staff
(Alpha by last name)

Gianna Borst

Assistant Director of Campus Ministry

Fr. Eddie Chincha, SDB

Director of Campus Ministry

Sim Clements

Chemistry & Physics Teacher

Faye Dixon

Food Service Coordinator

Rikki Dixon

Administrative Assistant

Luckner Exume


Peter Hannaford

Science Teacher

Fr. Joe Hannon, SDB

Theology Teacher & Guidance

Lanose Jean-Baptiste


Sharon Kimouche

English Teacher

Amanda Lafoe

Alumni Coordinator

Patrick Lambert

Theology Teacher

Kelly Larson

AP Language & AP Literature Teacher

Charles Leitzke

Social Studies Teacher

Shani Lenhart

Student Services Coordinator

Shane Matteson

Physical Education/Health Teacher

Erin McEntegart, LCSW

School Counselor

Antonio Miranda

Math Teacher

Jose Montes

Transportation & Operations Manager

Cari Murphy, Ph.D.

AP Biology Teacher

Martha Osorio-Cediel

Spanish Teacher

Juliann Rowe

Art History Teacher

Claudy Saint Louis

Transportation Relationship Manager

Katy Schroeder

Associate for Administration/Advancement

Andrew Straube

History Teacher and Athletics Director

Dorothea Sutton


Joe Tomaino

Advancement Associate

Ana Valero

Registrar and Enrollment

Earned by Students in 2020-2021

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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