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Grillo appointed new principal of Holy Trinity High School

The Department of Education of the Diocese of Rockville Center has announced that Jim Grillo has been appointed principal of Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, Hicksville (www.Holytrinityhs.org). Grillo brings 11 years of experience leading Catholic schools to this role and most recently served as the Department of Science, Fine Arts and Physical Education Coordinator and Athletics Co-Director at his alma mater, Saint Edmund Preparatory High School, Brooklyn.

While at St. Edmund Prep, Grillo also taught courses in Sports and Exercise Science, Health Education, Sports Psychology, English, and Social Studies. Among the most rewarding and enriching experiences was Grillo’s service as a member of the ministry team on the school campus, leading many retreat experiences and coordinating many of the service and outreach activities of the school. school.

“With the whole family of Holy Trinity High School, the Diocese of Rockville Center expresses its sincere gratitude to Kathy Moran for her years of service, both as a teacher and as an administrator,” said Bishop John O. Barres, Bishop, Diocese of Rockville Center. “God bless Kathy and her family for her dedicated evangelical leadership and example for our students. “

“We also welcome Jim Grillo as the new principal of Holy Trinity Diocesan High School. Mr. Grillo brings a passion for Catholic education, training, evangelism and academic excellence. His professional career and his years of service in professional sports, college and high school, will offer unique talents in the service of students. With a deep love for Jesus Christ and a passion for the truths of our Catholic faith, Mr. Grillo is committed to advancing enrollment, marketing retention, philanthropic giving to support and enhance the high school mission. Holy Trinity and a deep spirit of charitable service. and care for our students, families, teachers, staff and alumni. The Diocese joins the students, families, faculty and staff of Holy Trinity in prayerfully supporting Mr. Grillo as he builds on our heritage of excellence and commitment to our Catholic faith.

“I am pleased to welcome Mr. Grillo as Principal of Holy Trinity Diocesan High School,” said Kathleen Walsh, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools. “He brings with him a range of skills that will contribute to the success of Holy Trinity. I am convinced that his passion for our faith and his commitment to education will become evident to all. Welcome to our new Titan!

Grillo is a product of Catholic education from Kindergarten to Graduate School (except her first Masters): St. Jude Elementary School – now known as Our Lady of Trust Catholic Academy (Canarsie, Brooklyn ); St. Edmund Preparatory High School (Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn); St. Francis College – BS (Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn); CUNY-Brooklyn College: Master of Science in Kinesiology – Sports Management Concentration; Fordham University: Master of Science in Education Administration and Supervision, where he was part of the Catholic School Leadership Cohort.

“This is an exciting time for me, both personally and professionally, as I begin my journey as principal of Holy Trinity Diocesan High School,” said Grillo. “I know from my own experience that Catholic education can be a powerful tool – an evangelizing force to transform hearts and minds. I am very grateful to Bishop Barres and Superintendent Walsh for trusting me at this most critical time and I look forward to starting working with the wonderful team of educators at Holy Trinity Diocesan High School.

Getting involved in athletics has been a major part of Grillo’s life. He was a student-athlete throughout high school and worked with the sports department in a variety of capacities while a student at St. Francis College. He served the Catholic High School Athletic Association of the Diocese of Brooklyn as president of baseball. Grillo was a watchmaker for the NBA and NCAA games at Barclays Center and has a long resume in sports administration at the college and professional levels.

Grillo also umpired professional baseball for 13 seasons in the Can-Am League, the American Association and the Atlantic League. He has served on the refereeing staff for numerous NCAA Division I conferences including the Patriot League, America East, MAAC, and Ivy League. He has also umpired games in 37 states and three Canadian provinces and remains involved in the training and development of baseball umpires throughout the Northeast. He has umpired NCAA women’s basketball for eight seasons at the Division II and III levels and currently serves as an official observer for several college conferences. Grillo is President of MAGBO (Metropolitan Approved Girls Basketball Officials, Inc.), an organization dedicated to educating and providing opportunities for basketball officials throughout the New York City area.

“Holy Trinity has a long and successful history – it continues to be a community of vibrant Catholic faith, strong academic excellence, and strong academic spirit,” said Grillo. “Extracurricular activities, especially the school’s athletics and performing arts programs, give students the opportunity to use their God-given talents in exciting ways. I look forward to meeting the students and their families, interacting with the proud Ancient Titan, and learning for myself what it means to be “Once a Titan, Always a Titan!” “

Grillo is a parishioner of the Sanctuary Church of St. Jude in Canarsia where he is a reader and extraordinary minister of Holy Communion.