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Archdiocesan School Board

Mission of the Archdiocesan School Board

In conjunction with The Center of Catholic Education and Formation, the mission of the Archdiocesan School Board is to further the advancement of excellence in Catholic education for students in the Archdiocese of Hartford by providing leadership, direction, and support of Archbishop Leonard P. Blair, Reverend Michael Whyte, Vicar for The Center of Catholic Education and Formation, Valerie Mara, Superintendent and Laura McCaffrey, Advisor to the Vicar for Finance and Technology.

 

Current Membership

Fay Lenz, (Simsbury), Chair                       First Term Ends 2020
Claude Howard (Avon), Vice Chair           First Term ends 2022


 

Deacon Robert J. Barry (Bloomfield)
Marsha Bryant, Ed.D. (Bloomfield)  
Reverend John E. Gancarz (Branford)
Keith J. Hubert, CPA (Southington)   
Jude Kelly (Wethersfield)  
Karen M. Leary, PT, DPT (Southington) 

Paul Mitnick (Waterbury) 
Peter M. O'Meara (Canton)  
Reverend Michael A. Santiago (North Haven)   
 

First Term ends 2022
First Term ends 2024
First Term ends 2024

Second Term ends 2022
Second Term ends 2024
Second Term ends 2023

Second Term ends 2024
First Term ends 2024

Term Extended to 2023

 

Reverend Michael G. Whyte (West Simsbury), Vicar for The Center of Catholic Education and Formation

Valerie Mara (Bloomfield), Ex-Officio Member, Superintendent, The Center of Catholic Education and Formation

Laura McCaffrey (Bloomfield), Ex-Officio Member, Advisor to the Vicar for Finance & Technology , The Center of Catholic Education and Formation

Inquiries on becoming a member of the Archdiocesan School Board

The Archdiocesan School Board is seeking nominations of individuals who meet the qualifications as outlined in the by-laws for a three year term, with a possible additional term. Please contact Fay Lenz, Chair of the Nominating Committee, at lenzfay@gmail.com if you are interested in more information about the Archdiocesan School Board.

If you would like to recommend someone for the Archdiocesan School Board, please fill out this form and return it to Gayle Keene

Standing Committees

Executive Committee:
  • Fay Lenz, Chair
  • Rev. Michael Whyte, Vicar of The Center of Catholic Education and Formation
  • Valerie Mara, Superintendent
  • Laura McCaffrey, Advisor to the Vicar for Finance and Technology
Nominating Committee:

Goal: Recruit 1 - 3 new members to serve on the Archdiocesan School Board.

Community Outreach Committee (Local School Boards)

Goal: Increase the purposefulness of the visits to the local boards by using the Leadership Manual of Catholic School Boards as a tool, and provide feedback to the The Center following local board visits to improve local school board development.

Community Outreach Committee (Pastors)

Goal: Provide support to and build relationships with pastors, particularly those with no school experience and/or with complex school issues.

Planning Committee and Pastoral Planning AD HOC Committee (in collaboration with the Office of Pastoral Planning)

Goal: Continue to cooperate and collaborate with the vision of the pastoral planning committee

School Success Committee 

Goal: Provide support to local school boards