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Catholic Schools Office cultivates future leaders


Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Kathy Mears, interacts with participants at a gathering of aspiring Catholic school leaders at the Pastoral Center in Braintree Oct. 17. Pilot photo/Gregory L. Tracy

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BRAINTREE -- Experienced elementary school educators from 13 school and parish communities gathered at the pastoral Center Oct. 17 to discuss what leadership in Catholic education looks like in the Archdiocese of Boston, and also explored opportunities for their personal development.

The event is part of an initiative by the Catholic Schools Office to retain and develop promising leaders from within Catholic schools. The attendees were nominated by their school principal or pastor because they show promise as aspiring leaders.

"The aspiring leaders were nominated by their school leaders -- we believe they are intelligent individuals who are passionate about education and dedicated to the Catholic Church and its teachings. We would be remiss if we did not cultivate the leadership skills that are already blossoming in classrooms across the Archdiocese and I am excited to get to know everyone better," said Superintendent of Catholic Schools Kathy Mears.

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