The '21–'22 school year begins August 16. Read an update from the Head of School here.

Leadership Team

A MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL DIRECTOR

The RIS motto Ad Astra means ‘to the stars.’ While we certainly encourage our students to reach for the stars academically, we also take pride in the personal and spiritual growth of our students… For over six decades, RIS has fostered amazing students and alumni. I am honored to be here and be part of its legacy.   

Rev. Fr. Jittapol Plangklang, C.Ss.R.
School Director

  • M.S.Ed. (School & Mental Health Counseling)

    University of Pennsylvania

  • M.A. (Spirituality)

    Fordham University, New York

  • M.A.T. (Religious Education)

    Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines

  • B.A. (Philosophy & Religion)

    Saengtham College, Thailand

  • Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership

    (Harvard University, Cambridge)

  • Mental Health Specialist Certificate

    (American School Counselor Association)

  • School Counseling Data Specialist Certificate

    (American School Counselor Association)

A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL

At RIS, we live by the Principles of the Phoenix (PoPs): Head (knowledge) through our students’ academic talents… Hands (skills) through the never-ending opportunities for our students to take part in athletics, activities, and our extended day programs… Heart (values) through all the service-oriented club activities and countless other ways our students choose to give back to the community. There is truly an ideal track for just about every student at RIS, and I could not be more proud to be part of it! 

Dr. Jim O’Malley
Head of School / High School Principal

  • Ed.D. (Educational Leadership & Policy)

    Florida State University

  • M.S. (Educational Leadership)

    University of Central Florida

  • B.A. (Physical Education)

    Florida State University

  • Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation

    (Florida State University)

A MESSAGE FROM The SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE RIS LEADERSHIP TEAM

RIS has a long and successful history of providing strong academic programs integrated within a moral and ethical framework. We inspire our students to aim at excellence, and while any school can build leaders, I believe RIS builds great leaders. In the spirit and the meaning of Ruamrudee, Union of Hearts, we work together to nurture intellectual development, foster compassion, and shape the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. 

Rev. Fr. Apisit Kritsaralam, C.Ss.R.
Senior Advisor to the RIS Leadership Team 

  • M.Ed. (Counseling)

    Loyola University, Chicago

  • M.A. (Spirituality)

    Fordham University, New York

  • B.A. (Theology)

    Saengtham College, Thailand

  • B.A. (Philosophy & Religion)

    Saengtham College, Thailand

  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Sciences

    (Catholic University of Leuven)