Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
Fall 2020 Plans

Task Force & Health Advisers

Task Force & Health Advisers

Our focus this summer has been to prepare for the beginning of the school year, and our priority in this process has been your son’s physical health, mental well-being and education. To that end, Christopher Columbus High School created an expert COVID-19 Return to School Task Force, which includes physicians, health care workers, members of our School Board, community leaders, faculty, and staff. Together we crafted four scenarios which will allow us to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 environment. Each plan was designed following best academic practices, keeping the health, welfare, and safety of our students, faculty and staff as the highest priority. In total, we invested well over half a million dollars in COVID-19 preventative measures to ensure that, when the time is right to return to campus, your son will be protected to the highest degree possible.

Reopening Task Force

MR. THOMAS KRUCZEK
President

MR. DAVID PUGH [P '15]
Principal

MRS. ANA PEREZ-ABREU
Chief Financial Officer

MRS. TERESA CHOMAT [P '03, P '06, P '12]
Dean of Faculty

MR. PEDRO GARCIA-CASALS [P '15, P '22]
Curriculum Dean

DR. JUAN VILA '97
Academic Dean

MR. JOHN LYNSKEY '78
Dean of Students

MR. CHRIS MCKEON [P '98, P '03, P '10]
Dean of Students

MR. ALEX TRUJILLO '96 [P '09, P '13]
Dean of Students


Health Advisors to CCHS

DR. JOSEPH FERNANDEZ '80 [P '14, P '17]
Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baptist Hospital

DR. STEPHANIE DECHURCH [P '24]
Pediatrics Specialist, Private Practice

DR. ROSENDO “BEBO” COLLAZO '78 [P '10, P '12, P '20]
Internal Medicine Specialist, Baptist Health Medical Group

DR. FERNANDO MENDOZA '87 [P '22]
Chief of Pediatrics/Medical Director, Baptist Children’s Hospital

DR. JERRY CAPOTE '98
Board Certified Pulmonologist, Jackson Health/Jackson North

OSMEL "OZZIE" DELGADO '92
Chief Operating Officer, Cleveland Clinic Florida

Navigating COVID-19 Together

List of 8 items.

  • Academic Instruction Group

    Dr. Juan Vila '97

    Mr. Pedro Garcia-Casals [P '15, P '22]

    Mr. Alex Trujillo '96 [P '09, P '13]

    Mr. Omar Delgado '98

    Mrs. Teresa Chomat [P '03, P '06, P '12]

    Mrs. Maria Acevedo [P '20]

    Mr. Daniel Ciocca

    Mrs. Mercy Aycart 

    Mrs. Christina Insua 

    Mr. Paul Kumer '01

    Mr. Charles Frazier

    Ms. Belkis Llontop
  • Contact Tracer Group

    Mrs. Ana Perez-Abreu*
     
    Mrs. Teresa Chomat [P '03, P '06, P '12]*
     
    Mr. Pedro Garcia-Casals [P '15, P '22]*
     
    Dr. Juan Vila '97*
     
    Ms. Lorraine Pall*
    
    Mr. Matthew Deville '15*
     
    Mr. Andres Fernandez '15*
     
    Ms. Betty Vinson [P '12, P ‘15, P '16]*
     
    Mr. Roger Bowman*

    Dr. Harold Saavedra*
     
    *Certified in COVID-19 Contact Tracing
  • Communications Group

    Mr. Thomas Kruczek

    Mr. David Pugh [P '15]

    Mrs. Melissa Arteaga Marti

    Mrs. Cristina Cruz

    Mr. Omar Delgado '98

    Dr. Juan Vila '97

    Mr. Pedro Garcia-Casals [P '15, P '22]
  • Community Partnerships Groups

    Mr. Thomas Kruczek

    Mrs. Barbara Branas [P '22]

    Mr. Flash Fernandez '84

    Mrs. Colleen Anderson [P '14, P '15]

    Mayor Carlos Gimenez '72
  • Facilities & School Operations Group

    Mr. Thomas Kruczek

    Mr. David Pugh [P 15]

    Mrs. Ana Perez-Abreu

    Mr. Yovani Alvarez
  • Human Resources Group

    Mrs. Ana Perez-Abreu

    Mr. Mick Maspons '81 [P '17]

    Mr. Ray Abadin '77 [P '09, P '11]
  • Technology Group

    Mr. Pedro Bello

    Mr. Martinez

    Mr. Omar Delgado '98
  • Wellness Group

    Athletics:
    Mr. Chris McKeon [P '98, P '03, P '10]

    Mr. John Lynskey '78

    Mr. Alex Trujillo '96 [P '09, P '13]

    Mr. Achille 'Butch' Staiano

    Mr. Joe Weber '83
     
    Spirituality:
    Mr. Gerardo Gonzalez '89 [P '08]

    Mr. Wency Ortega [P '20]

    Mrs. Eyda Alegret

    Br. Michael Brady

    Br. Tom Long
     
    Service:
    Mrs. Debra Martinez

    Clubs:
    Ms. Kim Brown
    Mr. Chris Connell

    Social-Emotional Learning:
    Mrs. Betty Vinson [P '12, P '15, P '16]*

    Mr. Carlos Nuñez '94

    Mrs. Debra Martinez

Questions or Concerns?

Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 call center: 866-779-6121 (open 24/7) or COVID-19@flhealth.gov
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.