Faculty & Staff Directory
Mr. Chris Alling
Two very important people turned Chris toward a career in education, his father and Dr. Elizabeth Fanning, both Jesuit educated. His father attended Le Moyne University in Syracuse, NY, and Dr. Fanning was Chris's Anglo Saxon English professor at Augusta College and a graduate of Fordham University. He's taught high school students in some capacity since 1989. He earned a Master's Degree in Literature, and his thesis on John Milton's Paradise Lost has proven to be of little value to him as a principal, but it has made him incredibly popular at parties for more than a decade. He spent 12 years teaching at Brophy College Preparatory, an all-boys Jesuit school in Phoenix, was Xavier's first principal, and he has served as the school's president since 2014.