James Regan went from being a student at Matin Luther School to executive director.
“Jim is the most action-orientated person,” said James Bunn, director of Marketing at Martin Luther. “His legacy is going to be one of vision, looking at horizons, opportunities, and going for things to get it done.”
For the last four years, Regan has served as executive director of the school. He led the “Reset For Growth” Initiative, which resulted in an investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars to the update the building and the school’s technology.
“We made changes so that you, the customer, want to bring your children into our building and you want to feel good about it,” said Regan.
Regan graduated from Martin Luther in 1976. He returned in 1978, but in 1979 left for two years for a post at Lexington School for the Deaf.
He returned to Martin Luther as a teacher and head wrestling coach, positions he held from 1981 to 2013. He led the team to an Independent Private & Parochial Schools championship in 2011.
He has served as director of Athletics since 1985, and in 2012 was appointed principal.
“I want to leave the school in a place where it will continue to succeed for the next 50 years,” Regan said.
Martin Luther School approved for accreditation by the New York State Association of Independent Schools Board of Trustees at its meeting held on June 1.
“We are very proud of our accreditation by NYSAIS,” Regan said. “It is important for our parents, students, and community to see the NYSAIS symbol we earned so they know that we hold ourselves to the highest possible standards in all we do so our students can thrive and be their very best both academically and socially.
“The rigorous evaluation process we underwent also resulted in our continual refinement of where and how we want to meet the ever-changing demands of education in our world today,” he added.