On March 8, 2017, after twenty-two years as the Principal of St. Edmund Prep and forty-eight years in Catholic education, Mr. John Lorenzetti informed the Board of Trustees of his plans to retire at the end of the current school year. St. Edmund Prep is grateful for Mr. Lorenzetti’s guidance and leadership as our principal over the past two decades. We wish Mr. Lorenzetti well in his richly deserved retirement.
With excitement, on May 4, 2017, Rev. David Dettmer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees announced to the school community that Mrs. Allison McGinnis would serve as the eleventh principal of St. Edmund Prep, beginning at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.
The links below contain written messages from Fr. Dettmer and Mrs. McGinnis about this exciting new chapter for St. Edmund Prep.
Mrs. McGinnis is a graduate of St. Saviour High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (Social Studies) from St. John's University in 1999. She continued her education at Brooklyn College where she completed her Master of Arts in Secondary Education (Social Studies) in 2003 and completed the School Building Leader Advanced Certificate Program at St. John's University in 2013.
She has worked in education for the last 18 years, beginning her teaching career at Christ the King Regional High School in 1999 and joined the faculty at St. Edmund Prep in 2003. She served as Summer School Principal in 2005 and assumed the role of Assistant Principal that same year. Mrs. McGinnis became the Academic Dean in 2008, and with the expansion of the Prep's administrative structure in 2011 she was named the Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs.
Mrs. McGinnis serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Good Shepherd Catholic Academy. She lives in Marine Park and is a member of Good Shepherd Parish along with her husband Roy and her two sons, Gavin and Ethan.