We’re so excited to introduce you to one of our very own Long Island Catholic Elementary Schools alums, Ms. Christine Glynn, who has taken her passion for Catholic education to new heights. Ms. Glynn is a Long Island native with an impressive background, and her Catholic school education played an essential role in her journey to becoming a trailblazing school administrator. As the current Principal of St. Patrick School in Bay Shore, and the former Religious Education Teacher at St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens, Ms. Glynn sure is a true gift to the community!
Ms. Glynn’s Catholic school journey started at St. Mary’s School in East Islip, where she attended elementary school, and then went on to St. John the Baptist High School in West Islip. After graduating from high school, she pursued a Master of Arts degree in Theology & Religious Education at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She then continued her education at St. John’s University in Queens, where she earned a Master of Arts in Historical Theology and a Master of Science in School Building Leadership.
It’s clear that Ms. Glynn is a very hard worker, and it’s sure paid off! In a true pursuit of excellence, Ms. Glynn is currently attending Saint Joseph’s Seminary and College in Yonkers for a Post Masters Certificate in Dogmatic Theology.
“My Catholic education has allowed me to discern my purpose in life.”— Ms. Christine Glynn
During her time at St. Mary’s, Ms. Glynn was involved in various clubs and sports, including the Earth Club, choir, volleyball, and basketball. In high school, she was a varsity golfer, a retreat leader, and went on four mission trips. While in college, she worked as a graduate assistant in the Department of Theology at SJU. She’s even received an Excellence Award for her work as a Yearbook Advisor.
In her free time, Ms. Glynn enjoys snowboarding, listening to podcasts, boating, photography, and graphic design. She also volunteers as a coordinator of the Franciscan Youth Movement at St. Francis Preparatory School, and serves as a Eucharistic Minister at her current parish, St. Patrick’s.
Ms. Glynn’s passion for Catholic education and her deep understanding of the Catholic tradition shine through in her work today as a school administrator. She believes that faith is a vital part of a child’s education and formation, and brings her dynamic, creative, and faith-filled leadership to St. Patrick’s School.
We’re lucky to have Ms. Glynn as an alumna of our Long Island Catholic Elementary Schools, and we’re excited to continue to watch her shine at St. Patrick’s School. Keep up the fantastic work, Ms. Glynn!