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Meet Our Leadership Team

President

Camille Naughton
cnaughton@cristoreyatlanta.org
(404) 637-2806

 

As one of the first employees at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, Camille spent a year working with a small team to build a school to serve some of Atlanta's most economically disadvantaged students. In July 2014, the school opened as the 28th school in the Cristo Rey Network. As Vice President of Advancement, Camille exceeded a $25M capital campaign goal and raised over $30M in just 14 months.  Additionally, she is responsible for raising $2M in annual operating funds, growing the Endowment Fund, grant writing, and special events. 

 

Camille comes to Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit after serving as Director of Development for Christ the King School in Atlanta. During her time there, school donations increased fourfold. Prior to that, Camille was a part-time Executive Recruiter while she was home with her children (1999 - 2007). Previously, Camille was Director of Government Affairs for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and before that, she worked as a Legislative Aide in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

Camille resides in Buckhead with her husband Tim, who is a pilot for Delta Air Lines.  They have two children, Mac who works for EY in Nashville, and Clare who attends Boston College.  

 


 

Principal

Mr. Tony Harris
tharris@cristoreyatlanta.org

(404) 637-2808

 

Mr. Tony Harris brings 28 years of experience in education to his role as Principal at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. Prior to joining Cristo Rey, Tony served as Assistant Principal for four years at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, IL.  He also spent 18 years as a classroom educator and coach. He has experience working with Admissions, College Counseling, Student Activities, Athletics, Summer Programs, Diversity Programs and was extensively involved in retreat programs.

 

As a board committee member for Chicago Jesuit Academy, Tony helped to advise school leadership regarding curriculum and student support programming.  He was recruited by the founding principal at Christ the King Cristo Rey in Chicago to help write that school's curriculum, and served on the Board of Trustees for Schools of the Sacred Heart in Chicago. Tony served for six years on the College Board as an Advanced Placement scorer and test question developer. In addition, Tony has published articles on poetry and helped to compile the definitive bibliography of the poet Margaret Walker.  He received the "Outstanding Professional Promise" award from The Peabody School of Education.

 

Tony holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Vanderbilt University, a M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, a M.A. in English from The University of Kansas, and a M.E.L. in Leadership and Supervision from the University of Notre Dame. He is married with two adult daughters. 

 


 

Vice President, Mission and Ministry

Rev. Thomas Kenny, S.J.

tkennysj@cristoreyatlanta.org

(404) 637-2890

 

Fr. Thomas (Todd) James Kenny, SJ, started as one of the founding teachers at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School when it opened after teaching at a number of different Jesuit educational institutions. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1998 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2009. During his years of Jesuit formation, Todd studied at Loyola University Chicago where he earned a Masters Degree in Health Care Ethics, and at Boston College where he earned a Masters in Divinity and a License in Sacred Theology. He also spent a number of years assisting church youth groups with faith formation in Brazil. 

 

After ordination, Todd worked at Boston College and Boston College High School and served as retreat director at Ignatius Retreat House in Atlanta, GA.  He currently serves as the Religious Superior of the Jesuits in Georgia. 

 


 

Director of Recruitment and Community Engagement

Esther K. Powers                        
epowers@cristoreyatlanta. org               
(404) 637-2818   

                                   

Esther K. Powers brings a broad range of management skills and community connections to her role at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit. Esther previously served three years as a Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit Relationship Manager in the Corporate Work Study Program following 31 years in the insurance industry. Esther is focused on engaging with the families served by the school and being committed to the communities in which they live. She is passionate about sharing the opportunities that an education at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School can provide for young people.

 

Esther holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Shorter College, and a Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center. Currently, Esther is completing her Doctor of Ministry at Emory University, focusing on leadership and community witness. She and her husband live in the metro Atlanta area and enjoy spending time with their adult children and grandchildren.

  


  

Director of Corporate Work Study

David O'Shea

doshea@cristoreyatlanta.org

(404) 637-2876

 

Born in Scotland, and raised in England, David O'Shea began teaching after emigrating to the United States in 2003. He spent the next 15 years in the classroom, seven of those at St. Pius X High School where he taught Economics and World History.  Moved by the mission of Cristo Rey, David left SPX and joined the faculty at Cristo Rey in 2016, where he taught World History, Economics and Government. In 2018, David made the move to the Corporate Work Study department, where he managed 35 corporate partners while also taking the lead for all CWS curriculum. In addition to his role as Director of Corporate Work Study, David serves as the CWS representative on the Instructional Leadership Team.

 

David holds a BA in Social Policy and Administration from the University of Central Lancashire and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Queens University of Charlotte.  David recently returned from his sixth mission trip with Mustard Seed Communities, where he worked with children and young adults with disabilities and children affected by HIV/AIDS.  David and his wife Dee are proud parents of 3 young children.

 


 

Director of Advancement

Carol English

cenglish@cristoreyatlanta.org

(404) 637-2850 

 

A New Jersey native, Carol English has called Georgia home since 2005.  After following the magical journey of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School since the start, she fulfilled her dream and joined the team in 2018 as Advancement Manager and now serves as the Director of Advancement.  A former Marketing Director for tech start-ups and trade associations, Carol discovered her true vocation in fundraising during an eight-year tenure as Associate Development Director at St. Joseph Catholic School in Marietta.  Carol specializes in annual giving, grant writing, stewardship, student scholarship funds, and major special fundraising events, including the Annual Golf Tournament and the Gala. 

 

Carol holds a BS in Business Administration/Marketing from William Paterson University and is a graduate candidate at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University seeking a Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.).   She is married and has two college-aged children currently attending UGA and LSU.