Chris Giangregorio, LV 01-03, has been named principal of De La Salle Academy (DLSA) in Concord, California, effective May 8, 2019. After graduating from Saint Mary’s College of California, Giangregorio began his teaching career as a Lasallian Volunteer, starting at De La Salle Middle School in St. Louis, Missouri (2001-2002), and then at Resurrection School in New York, New York (2002-2003). From there, he served for 11 years at De Marillac Academy in San Francisco, California, first as a teacher and then as principal. He joined DLSA in 2017 as vice principal. In 2012, Giangregorio received the Bassen Service Award, an LV FSC Award that recognizes an LV alumnus who has continued to live a life of service since his/her time as an LV.
Brother Donald Johanson, FSC, Visitor of the District of San Francisco New Orleans (SFNO), said, “From his time in studies at Saint Mary’s College, through his service as a Lasallian Volunteer, as a teacher in Miguel schools across the country, and most recently through his leadership at De Marillac Academy and De La Salle Academy, he has demonstrated unwavering loyalty to the students entrusted to our care. I believe he is the ideal leader to guide De La Salle Academy into its exciting new future.”
Giangregorio will succeed DLSA founding principal Marilyn Paquette Nuri, LV 99-01, who recently announced that she will be stepping down from the position at the end of the current academic year. Paquette Nuri, who served as an LV at The San Miguel School of Providence in Rhode Island, helped start DLSA in 2014. She received the Bassen Service Award in 2016.