May 25, 2024


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From Lincoln’s Desk – Upcoming Changes at NCEA


Pricey Customers:

I am producing to allow you know of impending alterations at NCEA, and how we will put into action new positions to have interaction with membership at all levels. 

Jill Annable, senior vice president for programs, will be leaving NCEA on July 15 to provide Catholic schools as a consultant via the Andrew M. Greeley Heart for Catholic Schooling at Loyola University. Colleen McCoy-Cejka will be leaving NCEA as director of experienced studying on June 30 to consult and present software enhancement on inclusion to Catholic faculties. We’re immensely grateful for the contributions that Jill and Colleen have made to NCEA, and our perform on the NSBECS Advisory Council, microschools, the world wide Laudato Si’ Action System and qualified advancement will keep on less than new management.

I am happy to announce Karen Barreras, former superintendent for the Diocese of Reno with some 30 years’ experience in Catholic education, as our director of leadership engagement. Her most important job will be to perform with Catholic school superintendents and community leaders, ensuring that we have powerful peer networks in just about every state and across each region. Our target is to deliver management together in countrywide professional understanding communities, utilizing this collaborative infrastructure to reinforce the mission. 

John Galvan starts perform at NCEA on July 1 as the director of catechetical assessments, overseeing NCEA’s formative evaluation tools of Info for Progress (IFG) and Assessment of Baby Religious Education (ACRE). John’s do the job as director of colleges for the Diocese of San Diego demonstrates his adore of the training mission of the Catholic Church and has been a hallmark of his perform at the diocesan degree for the final 8 yrs. 

Laura MacDonald will be stepping in as our new director of skilled discovering. As an instructional leader at diocesan, point out, county and district ranges, Laura has comprehensive working experience mentoring and main instructors. The forthcoming specialist development systems now in place for spring and summertime will keep on as planned. We will be employing a new senior leader for our information workforce in the in the vicinity of foreseeable future. For the time remaining, make sure you immediate all communications you would send out to Jill or Colleen to [email protected]

We have posted the new position of academic content material coordinator. The collective knowledge and activity in the discipline are great, and as your national association our 1st position is to join you to peers and associates that will enable you have excellent schools. The instructional information coordinator will guide in navigating that entire world, making sure that users at each degree obtain the very best individuals, resources and thoughts. We have an archive of guides, webinars, recorded sessions and other media that we will curate for our associates. In addition, we are investing heavily in a new web-site that will manual users to a portal website page and means particular to their occupation, and we seem forward to sharing more about this hard work as the get the job done progresses.

We also are working to fill our electronic challenge coordinator situation, whose primary position will be to collaborate with inner and external groups, stakeholders and corporate partners to deal with our media channels, advancing jobs all over our organization.  

We are grateful for the ongoing assistance of our information workforce, together with vice president of general public policy Sister Dale McDonald, vice president of study and details Annie Smith, and data analyst Sarah Huber. NCEA is really graced with an complete team devoted to the mission of Catholic school instruction and serving our membership. 

Our occasions calendar for the coming months stays full, such as our Law Symposium in Louisville, KY, July 7-10, 2022 our Catholic Management Summit and New Superintendents Academy in Arlington, VA, Oct 15-19, 2022 and NCEA 2023 in Irving, Texas. We will continue on to supply a sturdy slate of in-human being and on line conferences, cohorts and regional situations. 

You should join me in wishing Jill and Colleen very well in their new endeavors and welcoming Karen, John and Laura to their new NCEA roles.  


Lincoln Snyder


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