Jessica Lopez is assistant principal at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School

Jessica Lopez


Jessica Lopez is beginning her 11th year with Independence Mission Schools (IMS) and St. Martin de Porres (SMdP) and is excited to begin her first year as Principal.  Ms. Lopez previously served as the Assistant Principal after nine years teaching second grade at SMdP. She graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls and earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Temple University.

Ms. Lopez is currently furthering her education through the Alliance for Catholic Education’s Remick Leadership Program, a master’s program for Catholic school leaders at the University of Notre Dame. Having benefited from a Catholic school education herself, she is dedicated to building loving partnerships with families and providing positive educational experiences to the students of St. Martin de Porres.

Aaron Walker, Dean of Students and Director of Operations, St. Martin de Porres Catholic School

Aaron Walker

Dean of Students and Director of Operations

Aaron Walker is in his sixth year with Independence Mission Schools. Born in Wilmington, DE, he graduated from Wilmington University and earned his master’s degree at Anderson University, a Christian-based school in Indiana. Raised in an urban setting, Aaron was blessed to overcome many obstacles in his life. Therefore, he works hard to give back to his community and provide opportunities for young scholars to persevere and achieve success.

Mr. Walker is pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership at Saint Joseph’s University. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors and traveling with family. 

Our Advisory Council

The Friends of St. Martin de Porres School Advisory Council volunteer their expertise; donate their time, talents, and money; and actively raise funds for the school. We are indebted to them for helping us achieve our goals.

Advisory Council Members

Anthony Abron

James E. Andrews

Maria M. Carrillo

Al Chadwick

William Curtis

Ann DeLaura

Father Edward Hallinan, Emeritus Member

Martin Heldring

Letitia Holloway-Owens

Brian McElwee

Father Addisalem Mekonnen

Anna Norman

Bruce Peacock

Marc Richman

Joe Stapleton

Bud Tosti

Michael Young