Meet the Leadership Team
Clement V. Martin, PresidentMr. 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.Email: [email protected]Connect with Mr. Martin on LinkedIn
Maureen Kelly, Vice President of Advancement
Maureen has been with Christ The King since September, 2014, when she joined in the role of Assistant Director of Development. She has spent her 20+ year career in development working to advance the missions of organizations she cares deeply about. Maureen came to CTK from Chicago Children’s Museum, where she served as Director of Individual Giving. Prior to that, she held roles at Old St. Mary’s Parish and School, and The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, where she served integral roles in each organization's capital campaign. She earned a B.S. in Psychology and Speech Communication from University of Wisconsin – Platteville. Maureen earned certificates in Nonprofit Leadership and Nonprofit Fund Development from Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame.Email: [email protected]gConnect with Ms. Kelly on LinkedIn
Dr. Tara Sullivan, Ph.D., Vice President of Corporate Work StudyTara leads the Corporate Work Study Program for Christ the King, as Vice President of CWSP. She has extensive strategic and operational experience at both higher and K-12 educational institutions. Prior to joining the CWSP team, she was a Higher Education Strategy and Operations Consultant at Huron Consulting Group. Preceding that role, Tara worked in leadership positions at Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, Purdue University Northwest, and Amerigo Education. She has a bachelor's degree in Finance from Indiana University, amd a master's and Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan.Email: [email protected] Connect with Dr. Sullivan on LinkedIn
Eileen Kennedy, Chief Financial OfficerEileen Kennedy joined Christ the King as CFO in 2021. Prior to coming to CTK, Ms. Kennedy held financial leadership positions at Urban Partnership Bank, Nationwide Insurance, and Bank One/First Chicago. In her most recent position as CFO at Urban Partnership Bank, she worked with other banks and non-profits and supported the Bank’s mission in low- and moderate-income communities in Chicago and Detroit. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently resides in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.Email: [email protected]
Katie Olson, PrincipalKatie Olson is an experienced Catholic school educator and leader committed to making quality educational opportunities available to all students. She started at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep in the Austin community in July 2015 as an Assistant Principal. She was elevated to the Interim Principal position in January 2021 and named Principal in December 2021.Prior to working at CTK, Katie served as the Principal of Our Lady of Charity elementary school in Cicero. She previously taught at St. Sabina Academy. A native of Buffalo, she graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received a master’s degree in education and social policy from Northwestern University, as well as a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Notre Dame, as part of the Remick Leadership program.
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Fr. Joshua Peters, S.J., Director of Mission & IdentityFr. Joshua Peters, S.J., is a native of Detroit, MI, where his parents were lifelong Catholic school teachers. Fr. Peters earned a BA at the University of Dayton, a Masters in Social Philosophy at Loyola Chicago, and a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University. He is currently pursuing a degree in Theology in the Institute of Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana. He was ordained to the priesthood in Detroit in June 2020 and missioned as an associate pastor at St. Suzanne / Our Lady of Gate of Heaven and Christ the King parishes in northwest Detroit. During his Jesuit formation, Fr. Joshua worked on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations in South Dakota and served for three years as a teacher, coach, and Director of Christian Service at CTK. He also sang in the choir at St. Benedict the African on Chicago's South Side. He recently returned to Christ the King Jesuit College Prep as the Director of Mission & Jesuit Identity and is excited to reconnect with the CTK community.Email: [email protected]
Juan Fuentes, Director of Technology & Operations
Juan began his career teaching Biology and Social Justice at Jesuit Dallas as a part of the Alumni Service Corps. Shortly after the volunteer position he joined the Information Technology team at Jesuit Dallas. In 2012, he joined Christ the King where he has been serving as the Director of Technology. In 2022, Juan assumed additional responsibilities by incorporating overall school operations. Juan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2010 and his Master of Science in Information Technology degree in 2014, both from Loyola University Chicago. Juan has continued his studies by adding business analytics, economics for managers, and financial accounting at the Harvard Business School Online, and is continually open to growth. Juan, his wife Amy, and their two daughters live in Chicago, and are parishioners of St. Ferdinand.