Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders | Michael Gomez
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Doctorate of Education,

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Columbia University


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Binghampton University


B.A. English,

Providence College

Michael Gomez

Founding Principal, Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
Cristo Rey Network
2016 Neubauer Fellow

Michael has served as the principal of Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School since the school’s founding 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), where he is now a Trustee. 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 teaches a graduate-level educational leadership class at the University of Pennsylvania. Michael grew up in New Jersey.

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