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Leadership

Sean Murray, Ed.D. is principal of St. Martin de Porres Catholic School

Sean Murray, Ed.D.

Principal

Dr. Murray has served as the principal of St. Martin de Porres since July of 2021. He has worked as a teacher and leader in North Philadelphia Catholic education for 10 years. Dr. Murray is a graduate of the University of Scranton (2003), Villanova University (2006; 2011), and holds a doctorate in educational leadership from St. Joseph’s University (2018). In his free time, Dr. Murray enjoys playing with his three kids and sharing a cup of coffee with his wife.

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

Jessica Lopez

Assistant Principal

Jessica taught 2nd grade at SMdP for 9 years before moving into her current role as assistant principal. She graduated from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Temple University. Jess is furthering her education through the Remick Leadership Program, a Masters program for Catholic school leaders at the University of Notre Dame. Having benefited from a Catholic school education herself, Jess 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 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. Aaron 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

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

Michael Young