The Cristo Rey Fort Worth Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dani Ray Barton, Interim President of Cristo Rey Fort Worth College Prep, effective immediately. She replaces Nathan M. Knuth, who is leaving the school to pursue new opportunities. 

Dani Ray is the longest serving leader of the Cristo Rey Fort Worth staff, joining in 2017.  She has a deep understanding of all aspects of the school’s operation.  Dani Ray was the founding Director of the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).  In that capacity, she has led the CWSP to become one of the highest rated work study programs in the entire nationwide Cristo Rey Network. Through her leadership and the work of dozens of corporate partners, the CWSP has provided meaningful work education and work experience to every Cristo Rey Fort Worth student.  The Board recognizes Dani Ray’s contributions in the development of the school and has full confidence that her prior experience positions her well as she assumes her new responsibilities.  Chase Medelberg, Associate Director of the CWSP, will take on a leadership role as acting Director while Dani Ray is in the Interim President role.

Nathan Knuth deserves great credit for his leadership at a critical juncture from the 2020 pandemic to present day.  He has helped move our school forward and graduate our first class of high school seniors, who were all accepted into college.  We thank Nathan for his contributions and wish him the greatest success in his new endeavors.  

We are grateful for your ongoing support of Cristo Rey Fort Worth. Your contributions are making a difference for students and families futures. Because of your partnership, Cristo Rey Alumni are the first in their families to enroll in college with a unique understanding of the careers they will pursue. 

Please join us in congratulating Dani Ray and Chase in their new roles.

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