Joseph P. Parkes

Chairman, Cristo Rey Network; President, Cristo Rey New York High School

Joseph P. Parkes is founding president of Cristo Rey New York High School and a reverend in the Society of Jesus order of the Roman Catholic Church. Under his leadership, 100 percent of Cristo Rey’s graduates have earned college acceptance. Parkes has more than 20 years of experience across a variety of school models, having taught and held administrative roles in the Philippines, Nigeria, and New Jersey. These experiences inform his perspective on identifying the most effective innovations to impact Cristo Rey’s educational model.

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