Chris Comella has served as Principal of Pilgrim Lutheran School since July 2013. Mr. Comella has over 35 years of experience in professional education, both in the classroom and in administration. Mr. Comella started his teaching career in private faith-based schools in Chicago in 1982; in 1999, he became an assistant principal and later a principal in Zion, Illinois, a small urban school district in Lake County. Mr. Comella has a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College in English and Classical Greek and a master’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University in educational administration. Mr. Comella has also studied at Concordia University Chicago, DePaul University, the University of Aberdeen (U.K.) and the Goethe Institut (Berlin). Mr. Comella is an alumnus of the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, having taught English in Wilhelm-Hoffmann-Gymnasium in St. Goarshausen (Germany) during the 1997-98 school year. Currently, Mr. Comella serves on the Board of the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA).