We are pleased to announce that Dr. Martin Ahrens has joined our community as Head of School. Dr. Ahrens has many years of experience in a variety of roles, including marketing and fund-raising, teaching at the college level, counseling both teens and adults as a life coach, and professional writing. He is an active member of St. Bridget Parish, including regular service as a Mass lector, volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul, membership in the Knights of Columbus, ongoing formation as a Third Order Carmelite, and consecration of his life to Jesus through Mary. Dr. Ahrens most recently worked as the Director of Marketing and Development for a Catholic retreat house. He earned his PhD from McGill University in Environmental Biology. As an undergraduate, he double majored in Biology and Philosophy with a minor in Mathematics. Dr. Ahrens is joining Cardinal Newman Academy in response to the apostolic call to help young people discover the joyful rewards of a life rooted in classic virtues, rigorous academics and the Catholic faith.