Luke Harrison, Principal, grew up in Milwaukee. He attended Fordham University where he earned his BA in American Studies. While earning his MA at New York University, Luke wrote his thesis on the Catholic Civil Rights leadership of Fr. James Groppi in Milwaukee. He earned his M.Ed. from National Louis University and is a certified principal in both Wisconsin and Connecticut and is an alumnus of both the KIPP School Leadership Program and the Achievement First Residency Program for School Leadership.
Luke taught at Nativity Jesuit Middle School (now Nativity Jesuit Academy) on Milwaukee’s south side for three years. Two of his years with Nativity, he was a volunteer in the Central City Teaching Corps. After earning his master’s degree, Luke taught in New Haven, Connecticut at Amistad Academy, an Achievement First school. He was the founding academic dean at Achievement First’s flagship high school, Amistad High, for eight years. Luke came home to Milwaukee to take on his position of Principal at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Milwaukee. He was welcomed back to Jesuit Education after his time at Fordham and Nativity.
Luke and his wife, Erin, who is a librarian at Notre Dame Schools in Milwaukee, have three daughters, ages 11, 9, and 5.