Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School in Oakland, CA has announced that Jessica Murray has been named as the school’s next principal, effective July 19, 2021. The announcement was made to the school community by Cristo Rey De La Salle president Stephen Murphy.
Murray succeeds Ana Hernández, who served as the school’s principal since its opening in the fall of 2018.
Currently, Murray is principal at Saint Philip Neri Catholic School in Alameda, CA, a position she has held for the past nine years. Prior to that, she was a teacher and administrative team member at Corpus Christi School in Piedmont, CA.
Murray holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in business administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She earned a multiple subject teaching credential from the University of California, Berkeley and an administrative credential in educational leadership from California State University, East Bay in Hayward.
In his announcement, Murphy stated, “Ms. Murray brings deep faith in our mission, and considerable experience as an educator and administrator in the Diocese of Oakland. As we move forward, may we continually be strengthened by our common bond of faith in God and faith in each other.”