Martin W. Kilbridge to lead junior high schoool in Brighton
July 1, 2014 — Martin W. Kilbridge, an experienced educator, has been appointed Principal of Siena Catholic Academy in Brighton. The appointment was effective July 1, said Anthony Cook, Superintendent of Catholic Schools.
Mr. Kilbridge is a doctoral candidate in Educational Administration from the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education. He holds New York State certification as a School Administrator, as well as a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from The Divinity School at Harvard University and a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Religious Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Kilbridge has completed additional course work at Rutgers University and Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.
“Mr. Kilbridge has extraordinary credentials and skills as an educator and is a leader who inspires students and colleagues alike,” Cook said. “We are excited that he has accepted the position to lead Siena Catholic Academy.”
Since 1996, Mr. Kilbridge has taught at McQuaid Jesuit in Brighton and has been chair of the Religious Studies Department at McQuaid since 2003. Last summer, he served as an intern in the Brighton Central School District Office and has been involved in numerous leadership and educational initiatives aimed at teacher enrichment, educational quality, and academic achievement. He also has been active in coaching both soccer and lacrosse at McQuaid Jesuit.
“I am honored to be given the opportunity to lead a school with such a great history of producing students of exceptional character and academic accomplishment,” Mr. Kilbridge said. “In my years at McQuaid Jesuit I had the pleasure to teach many Siena alumni. They have been consistently well prepared to meet the rigors of McQuaid’s academic standards.”
Siena Catholic Academy is a co-educational, 7th and 8th grade Catholic junior high school on the campus of St. Thomas More Church in Brighton. Siena, accredited by the Middle States Association, was established in 1993 as a centralized school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester and serves students from more than 20 public school districts and nearly 50 Catholic parishes.
Siena is dedicated to educating a diverse student body spiritually, academically and socially in a setting that encourages growth in faith and moral responsibility rooted in the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Siena Catholic Academy’s graduates have gone on to serve their communities in a variety of professions and vocations in the community and across our nation. For more information about the school, visit http://www.sienacatholic.org