Meet the Administration Team
Mr. Michael Zelenka, Principal
Please join us in wishing a fond farewell to Mr. Michael Zelenka who will be leaving ICS at the conclusion of this school year. Happily, he will continue to cheer "Go Irish" since his new position is at Notre Dame. He will be an
Assistant Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership
School Culture & Applied Leadership Instructor,
Remick Leadership Program
Teaching & Learning Leadership Team,
Notre Dame ACE Academies
We have been blessed to have him as our principal. We thank him for his leadership and guidance at ICS.. May the Holy Spirit continue to lead and guide him as his assumes his new role at Notre Dame.
Mr. Zelenka was born and raised in Cleveland, OH, He attended the University of Notre Dame where he earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies while playing football for the Fighting Irish. There he also earned Masters Degrees in both Secondary Education and Education Administration. Mr. Zelenka currently holds a Florida Teacher Certificate in both 6-12 Language Arts and Educational Leadership (all levels).
Mr. Zelenka began his teaching career in 2001 at Saint Petersburg Catholic High School as a member of the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Service through Teaching Program. He then worked at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School in Pasco County (FL) where he served as both teacher and Athletic Director. From there, he went on to be Assistant Principal at Christ the King School in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Zelenka now serves as the fourth Principal of Incarnation Catholic School.
Mr. Zelenka, was awarded the Michael Pressley Award for Excellence in Catholic Education. He has also been awarded the Benemerenti Medal, an honor bestowed upon clergy or laity by the Pope in recognition of service to the Church.
Mr. Zelenka developed the concept of Households at ICS, which is now in its fourth year and also began the Sacred Steps Running Club and Mission Mass. He also led Virtues and Leadership training sessions for our students. Mr. Zelenka will definitely leave his footprint on ICS!
Admin Team for 2017 - 2018
Ms. Marrie McLaughlin, Principal
Please join us in welcoming Ms. Marrie McLaughlin as our new Incarnation Catholic School Principal. Ms. Marrie McLaughlin comes to us from the Diocese of Venice where she has served as both Principal and Assistant Principal at Elizabeth Seton Catholic School, and Assistant Principal at St. John Neumann Catholic High School. She has also worked as a high school math teacher and a school counselor. Ms. McLaughlin holds an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida and a Masters of Science in Education from Long Island University. She earned undergraduate degrees in both Psychology and Elementary Education from Mount St. Mary College. We are incredibly blessed to have her joining us next school year.
Please pray for Ms. McLaughlin during this time of transition. May the Holy Spirit lead and guide her as she assumes this new role of ministry within Catholic education at Incarnation Catholic School!
Mrs. Elaine Zambito, Assistant Principal
Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Elaine Zambito as our new Incarnation Catholic School Assistant Principal. Mrs. Zambito has worked within the Diocese of St. Petersburg for 18 years. She holds a Masters of Educational Leadership from St. Leo University and Bachelors degrees in both Elementary Education and Accounting from the University of South Florida. Mrs. Zambito will officially begin her new role as Assistant Principal at the beginning of the 2017 – 18 school year. She has served in various capacities within Catholic schools throughout her career. While at Most Holy Redeemer, Mrs. Zambito taught 1st, 5th and 6th grades. She served as the Science Fair coordinator for the school, a member of the Diocesan Math Curriculum Committee and the Code of Conduct chairperson. During her time at Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Mrs. Zambito has taught Middle School Math, Science and Religion. Additionally, she acted as the school’s Instructional Coach and during the 2015 – 16 school year the Dean of Students. May God bless Mrs. Zambito in her new ministry within Catholic education as an Administrator at Incarnation Catholic School.