Eddie Jordan ’13 is Director of Building and Grounds at St. Martin de Porres Marianist School in Uniondale, NY. He also serves as a vice president for Kellenberg Memorial High School’s Alumni Board, the mission of which is to provide opportunities for Firebird alumni to maintain contact with each other and the school. Eddie is one of the organizers of a service event taking place this Saturday, October 30th, “Alumni Helping Hands at Stella Maris.” Click here to learn more about it and register to help out! A graduate of Franklin Pierce University, Eddie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice.
St. Martin’s extends the Marianist education to children beginning with pre-school in a school that is a vibrant and faithful Catholic community where students and their teachers grow in an atmosphere of loving concern. For those interested in learning more about the Marianist elementary education offered at St. Martin de Porres, please click here. Be sure to mark your calendars for the Open House taking place on Saturday, November 13th, from 11 AM to 1 PM!
St. Martin de Porres is a Catholic school in the Marianist tradition where children from different backgrounds and parishes learn together what it means to share “one faith, one Lord, and one baptism.” Why do you think a school like St. Martin’s is important for today’s youth?
Students at St. Martin’s are offered a great education and given many experiences to develop their service and leadership skills. St. Martin de Porres offers an after school program that allows kids to develop their talents through many clubs and sports teams. One of the clubs that I have moderated is the St. Joseph’s Carpentry Club, which gives middle school kids the chance to explore woodworking. It’s just one of many unique opportunities that St. Martin’s offers its students outside of the classroom. St. Martin’s faculty and staff work so hard to develop their students into the leaders of the future.
You are a proud member of St. Martin de Porres Marianist School’s Class of 2009. What is your favorite part about holding a leadership position at your alma mater?
Working at St. Martin de Porres has given me the chance to serve alongside many of the teachers and staff members that mentored me as a student. I now have the opportunity to pay it forward and offer students experiences that allow them to grow in heart and mind at the school that laid my educational and spiritual foundation.
Why do you volunteer your time serving as a vice president for Kellenberg Memorial’s Alumni Board?
Kellenberg Memorial was a beautiful place to grow. It helped shape me into the person I am today. The Marianist community, supportive coaches, and dedicated teaching staff continue to help all students, past and present, flourish in all aspects of life. My goal in being on the KMHS Alumni Board is to help continue setting this precedent and encourage all Firebirds to feel welcomed back home to the Bird’s Nest!
Do you have any favorite teachers, coaches, or club moderators from your time at Kellenberg Memorial?
Mr. Bobby York ’01 was my track coach and was so encouraging in helping me develop my leadership skills. The lessons and skills he shared with me helped me throughout my college years and have carried over into the leadership role that I hold today at St. Martin de Porres. His mentorship is something I value greatly in my professional career.