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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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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