Meet the Leadership Team
Meet the Leadership Team
Mr. Clement V. Martin is an experienced Catholic school leader committed to social justice and making quality educational opportunities accessible to all students. He comes to Christ the King with over 18 years of experience in education, beginning his career as a lay volunteer teacher and member of the Inner City Teaching Corps (now the Alain Locke Initiative). After teaching both mathematics and religion, Mr. Martin was principal of Our Lady of Charity and St. Frances of Rome in Cicero, IL. Immediately prior to CTK, Mr. Martin served as the Executive Director of Cicero Catholic Schools, where he built a reputation as a mission-driven educator focused on providing rigorous academic programs and expanding school enrollment in underserved communities. Mr. Martin received a BA from Holy Cross, while pitching for the Crusaders baseball team. He went on to receive an M.Ed in Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Psychology from Loyola University Chicago as well as an MA in Educational Leadership from Dominican University (River Forest, IL). A native New Yorker and lifelong Yankee fan, Mr. Martin lives with his wife, Norma, and their three children on the southwest side of Chicago.
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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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Stu joined Christ the King as CFO in October 2010. He’s a graduate of Regis High School in New York, and earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton and a master’s in business economics from The Wharton School. Before joining CTK, he served as treasurer of a nonprofit that provides education, health care, and agricultural development in rural southwest Haiti. Previously, he worked in corporate treasury for a U.S. multinational and was CFO for several of its operating companies in Europe. He began his business career in banking, with assignments in Asia, Africa, Europe, New York, and Chicago.
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.
Tamika leads the Corporate Work Study Program for both Christ the King and Cristo Rey Jesuit. She has extensive experience in both the corporate and education sectors. Prior to joining the CWSP team in July 2018, she was the Dean of 11th, 12th, and College at Rauner College Prep, a Noble Network high school in Chicago. Preceding that role, Tamika worked as a brand manager and consultant for SC Johnson & Son, Boston Consulting Group, and Revlon Consumer Products. She received her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and her BBA in Marketing from NYU. As an avid parishioner at Old St. Pat's in Chicago and first generation college student, she is particularly drawn to serving our students in a mission-driven environment.
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Patrick Bittorf, Vice President of Advancement
Pat has spent his career helping to provide educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth on Chicago’s West Side. most recently as the Vice President of The Academy for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls since February 2016. He had previously held roles at Mercy Home as an After School Programs Coordinator starting in 2011, and as a Philanthropic Advisor. Pat began his career teaching Language Arts at St. Malachy School through the Inner-City Teaching Corps. After his first stint at Mercy Home, he directed the Corporate Work Study Program at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep. Pat has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Theology from Boston College and studied nonprofit management at Northwestern University. He is pursuing his EMBA at Loyola University. Pat, his wife Kristina, and son Karl live in Chicago, and are parishioners of St. Andrew’s.
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