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School Leadership

Pastor's Message

President's Message

President Kevin McCardle

Thank you for taking the time to explore St. Monica Catholic Schools. I welcome you to learn more about our outstanding schools and our work in preparing young people for success.

We are an incredibly diverse but close-knit schools community, part of a vibrant Catholic parish. St. Monica Catholic Community is graced with the decades-long leadership of Monsignor Lloyd Torgerson, a pastor who places Catholic education at the top of his priorities.

The administration and faculty of both St. Monica Catholic Elementary School and St. Monica Catholic High School share a dedication to the educational and spiritual formation of the students in their care. Together we provide an environment in which students thrive in the development of their faith and their academic and co-curricular interests.

After perusing our website, please, come for a tour; meet some of our students and staff first hand. I am sure you will be impressed.

God Bless,

Dr. Kevin McCardle


Principal's Message
James Spellman
Welcome, and thank you for visiting our school. I am James Spellman, the Principal here at SMCHS, my home away from home and a place I love going to each day. What drives me as an educator is to build community spaces where every student is valued, seen, and becomes a self-directed learner through intentional program design and development of their learning experience.

My career in education started over twenty years ago in the Bronx, N.Y teaching Social Studies and coaching soccer. I loved teaching and learning new things about my students and their families so I could best serve them. That love of teaching and learning, along with being the father of two boys with learning differences, has shaped the type of teacher I would become and ultimately the kind of principal I strive to be. Partnering with parents, I believe every child can and will succeed when surrounded by passionate, caring, and skilled teachers, counselors, coaches and administrators committed to knowing the students and the families they serve.

When I interview prospective students I always ask them “what makes you smile? What gets you out of bed in the morning?” For me, besides of course my family and loved ones, is meeting people and learning new things. Talking with people and listening to their story brings me great joy and I hope one day to hear yours. 

Until that day, good luck and God bless!
James Spellman
St. Monica Catholic Schools Board
Schools Board
Msgr Lloyd Torgerson 
(Pastor, St. Monica Catholic Community)

Dr. Kevin McCardle 
(President, St. Monica Catholic Schools)

Dr. Neil Quinly 
(Principal, St. Monica Catholic Elementary School)
Mr. James Spellman 
(Principal, St. Monica Catholic High School)
Ed Stokx '84
(Chairperson, Schools Board)
Jacqueline Connor
Dorene Dominguez
Mary Flaherty
Dr. John Given
Veronica Grazer
Kristen Hemenez
Angelo Mazzone
John Putnam
Jill Tabit