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Father Steve Kim was appointed principal of Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School on March 31, 2023. After graduating from Palo Alto High School in 2003, Fr. Kim earned his BA in philosophy and religious studies from Santa Clara University (SCU). He then earned three degrees at Saint Patrick’s Seminary and University, completing his bachelor’s in sacred theology, his master of divinity, and his master’s in theology and theological studies. From there, he returned to SCU for his master’s in educational leadership and administration and then attended the University of Southern California for his doctorate of education in organizational leadership. He was ordained into the priesthood in 2011.

"I am humbled and excited to have the opportunity to serve as the next principal of Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School. On Chestnut Street I can see the mission of Jesus at work. Also, during my third interview with the faculty, staff, students, and various members of the board and parents, it was clear that everyone cares about the school and wants nothing but the best for our students to be successful and serve the world.”

- Father Steve Kim

Passionate about Catholic education, Fr. Kim has served as San Jose Bishop Oscar Cantú’s delegate to build the future St. John XXIII high school in Morgan Hill. He also enjoys teaching graduate students in the Excellence in Catholic Education and Leadership (ExCEL) and Catholic Master of Arts in Teaching (CatMAT) programs at SCU as well as lay leaders in the Institute for Leadership in Ministry (ILM) program at the Diocese of San Jose. He is the founder and president of several non-profits, including Camp Thrive and St. Martin Paving Company.

Board of Trustees

Alicia Dlugosh-Trost '95, Chair
Chief Communications Officer, BART

Stephanie Doud, Vice Chair
Retired Educator

Kristyn Temple-Robinson '92, Secretary
Director, Corporate Facilities and Security, Williams-Sonoma

Christopher Aria '08 
Attorney, Patricia Scott Law, APLC

Bob Butler '71 
Reporter, KCBS Radio (retired)

Donna Marie Ferro '65
Retired Educator, California Community College System

Phoebe Grunt '13 
Scientist, The Clorox Company

Fr. Steve Kim
Ex officio member; Principal, SJND

Fr. Mario Rizzo 
Ex Officio Member; Parochial Administrator, St. Joseph Basilica

Katie Sacco 
Strategic Global Events Executive

Enriqueta Tanaka 
Director, Corporate Maintenance and Equipment Engineering, Matson, Inc.

Chuck Wong '01
Regional Manager, Schwab Private Client Global Advisory, Charles Schwab