Michael Gomez

President, Saint Peter’s Preparatory School (New Jersey)
Jesuit Schools Network
2016 Neubauer Fellow
Grade Level
9th - 12th
Student Enrollment
School/Org Neighborhood
New Jersey
Doctorate of Education, University of Pennsylvania
M.A. Private School Administration, Columbia University
M.A. English Literature, Binghampton University
B.A. English, Providence College

Michael has served as first lay (non Catholic Priest) President of Saint Peter’s Preparatory School in New Jersey since 2019. As President he manages the Principal, CFO, Vice President of Advancement, Director of Marketing, Director of Buildings and Grounds, and Director of Communications. During his time in the Fellowship, Michael served as the founding principal of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School beginning in 2012. Prior to his role at Cristo Rey, Michael was principal of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School and assistant principal of Creighton Preparatory School (Omaha, NE).

Michael has been an educator since 1997.  He began his career as a teacher, director, and coach at his alma mater, St. Peter’s Preparatory School (Jersey City, NJ). Michael has received numerous awards during his career, such as the Martin Luther King Scholarship for excellence in leadership and the Klingenstein Scholarship Award. In 2013, Michael was selected as one of “Philadelphia’s 40 Under 40” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Michael serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Peter’s University and he grew up in New Jersey.