Hagerstown, MD, May 5, 2017 – Mr. Christopher Cosentino has been appointed as the new president of St. Maria Goretti High School. He succeeds Mr. Richard Fairly, who has served as president of St. Maria Goretti since 2011. Mr. Cosentino is currently the Associate Superintendent for Secondary Schools and Government Programs for the Archdiocese of Baltimore Department of Catholic Schools. Mr. Cosentino has also served as Executive Associate and Interim Director of Secondary Schools for the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), and as principal of St. John’s Catholic Preparatory School in Frederick, MD.
Mr. Cosentino has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Philosophy from Seton Hall University, and a Master’s of Arts degree in Systematic Theology from La Salle University. His leadership tenure will commence on July 1, 2017.
Mr. Cosentino’s “knowledge of secondary education, the St. Maria Goretti community, and the Archdiocese of Baltimore, coupled with his national experience and perspective on Catholic secondary schools, will create a strong agenda, new partnerships, and a collaborative network for the institution” said Dr. Barbara Edmondson, Superintendent for the Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools.
On May 18, 2017, Mr. Cosentino will be formally introduced to the school community during the Senior Mass at 9:00 a.m. “I appreciate the opportunity given to me by the search committee as well as Dr. Edmondson and Mr. Sellinger to join the St. Maria Goretti community,” said Cosentino. “It is a special place and I look forward to leading the school to offer a quality Catholic education to families in the four state region.”
About St. Maria Goretti High School: St. Maria Goretti, is a Catholic coeducational, college preparatory high school located in Hagerstown, MD. Founded in 1955, St. Maria Goretti serves students from around the region including Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland, Franklin and Adams counties in Pennsylvania, and Berkeley and Jefferson counties in West Virginia. St. Maria Goretti provides an educational environment committed to Catholic values and traditions. The college preparatory program emphasizes academic excellence and nurtures the whole person through spiritual and physical development.