From Lincoln’s Desk – Upcoming Changes at NCEA


Dear Users:

I am creating to allow you know of future variations at NCEA, and how we will apply new positions to engage with membership at all concentrations. 

Jill Annable, senior vice president for plans, will be leaving NCEA on July 15 to provide Catholic colleges as a guide by the Andrew M. Greeley Middle for Catholic Education at Loyola University. Colleen McCoy-Cejka will be leaving NCEA as director of expert finding out on June 30 to seek the advice of and present method improvement on inclusion to Catholic schools. We’re immensely grateful for the contributions that Jill and Colleen have designed to NCEA, and our do the job on the NSBECS Advisory Council, microschools, the worldwide Laudato Si’ Action System and specialist improvement will proceed under new leadership.

I am delighted to announce Karen Barreras, previous superintendent for the Diocese of Reno with some 30 years’ encounter in Catholic education, as our director of leadership engagement. Her main part will be to operate with Catholic faculty superintendents and community leaders, ensuring that we have strong peer networks in each point out and across every area. Our target is to provide management collectively in countrywide professional finding out communities, applying this collaborative infrastructure to reinforce the mission. 

John Galvan starts get the job done at NCEA on July 1 as the director of catechetical assessments, overseeing NCEA’s formative evaluation applications of Information for Expansion (IFG) and Evaluation of Kid Spiritual Instruction (ACRE). John’s do the job as director of faculties for the Diocese of San Diego displays his adore of the teaching mission of the Catholic Church and has been a hallmark of his work at the diocesan degree for the last 8 many years. 

Laura MacDonald will be stepping in as our new director of skilled finding out. As an educational leader at diocesan, point out, county and district stages, Laura has intensive experience mentoring and foremost lecturers. The impending qualified enhancement programs presently in location for spring and summer time will continue as prepared. We will be employing a new senior leader for our written content workforce in the close to long run. For the time currently being, you should direct all communications you would ship to Jill or Colleen to 

We’ve posted the new placement of academic information coordinator. The collective wisdom and exercise in the subject are tremendous, and as your national association our initially role is to connect you to peers and partners that will aid you have outstanding educational facilities. The instructional information coordinator will lead in navigating that environment, ensuring that customers at just about every stage locate the ideal people, means and concepts. We have an archive of guides, webinars, recorded periods and other media that we will curate for our associates. Also, we are investing greatly in a new website that will manual users to a portal web page and resources distinct to their work, and we look ahead to sharing extra about this work as the do the job progresses.

We also are functioning to fill our electronic job coordinator position, whose main function will be to collaborate with internal and exterior teams, stakeholders and company associates to regulate our media channels, advancing tasks in the course of our business.  

We are grateful for the ongoing company of our information workforce, like vice president of community coverage Sister Dale McDonald, vice president of research and information Annie Smith, and knowledge analyst Sarah Huber. NCEA is genuinely graced with an total team focused to the mission of Catholic school education and learning and serving our membership. 

Our functions calendar for the coming months stays whole, which include our Regulation Symposium in Louisville, KY, July 7-10, 2022 our Catholic Management Summit and New Superintendents Academy in Arlington, VA, October 15-19, 2022 and NCEA 2023 in Irving, Texas. We will continue on to supply a strong slate of in-person and online conferences, cohorts and regional activities. 

Remember to be part of me in wishing Jill and Colleen nicely in their new endeavors and welcoming Karen, John and Laura to their new NCEA roles.  


Lincoln Snyder


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