Temple Payne, Principal
Mrs. Temple Payne is an accomplished educator of over 18 years, with experience across the spectrum from early childhood to post-secondary education. Before coming to Christ the King, Mrs. Payne served as a Turnaround Assistant Principal for the Academy of Urban School Leadership. Under her direction, the academy saw a positive shift in its culture and climate, with increased student attendance and achievement, as well as a dramatic decrease in discipline referrals. During her tenure, she also participated in Alain Locke’s Accelerate Summer Institute Program for New School Leaders at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mrs. Payne continuously seeks opportunities to better her school and community, serving as an active member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Mrs. Payne earned her M.A. Ed from St. Xavier University, and has an M.A. in Communications from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As a woman of deep faith, Mrs. Payne feels blessed to serve at a faith-based school in which students are invited to dedicate their lives ad majorem Dei gloriam. A native of Chicago, Mrs. Payne still calls Chicago home, residing on the South Side of the city with her husband, Lawrence and their four daughters.
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Jose Rodriguez, VP Corporate Work Study Program
Jose Rodriguez is Vice President of the Corporate Work Study Program of Cristo Rey Jesuit and Christ the King Jesuit High Schools. He has led the shared CWSP at both Chicago schools since 2012, following an accomplished tenure with Cristo Rey. Jose joined Cristo Rey’s staff in 2001 as a Coordinator and became Director of the program in 2009. He earned a BA from DePaul University and completed his MBA at Loyola University Chicago in August of 2010. Jose is a member of the Chairman’s Advisory Council for the Big Shoulders Fund and is an alumnus of Leadership Greater Chicago.
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Rev. David Mastrangelo, Director of Mission & Identity
Fr. David Mastrangelo, S.J., is a native of Cleveland, OH. He was educated by the Ursulines at St. Clare School and by the Jesuits a St. Ignatius High School. Fr. Mastrangelo earned a BA in History at the University of Detroit and a MA in History at the University of Illinois/Chicago. He earned a Master of Divinity and a Th.M. from the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, MA. and was ordained to the priesthood in Cleveland in June, 1987. He taught English and Theology at the University of Detroit High School and Toledo St. John’s High School. Fr. Mastrangelo helped found Detroit Loyola High School in 1993, where he served as teacher, principal, and president until 2012. Since 2013 he has served as Director of Mission and Jesuit Identity at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep High School and as Superior of the Taylor Street Jesuit Community.