DIOCESAN SCHOOLS

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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE STAFF

Donna Bishop, Ed.S - Superintendent of Schools, 515-237-5040

The Superintendent of Catholic Schools assists the bishop in all matters that pertain to his educational/formational ministry in Catholic schools.  The superintendent consults with the bishop and the chancellor on matters affecting the Catholic identity, policies and regulations, and personnel of the schools.  In addition, the superintendent upholds the accreditation standards for all the schools from the Iowa Department of Education, serves as the executive officer of the Diocesan Catholic Schools Board and is the liaison between the board and the local schools and confers with the diocesan attorney on legal matters.  The superintendent provides service to the school administrators, pastors with schools, and local boards of education/school boards.

 

Nicole Castillo Waller - Hispanic Advocate/Representante Latino de las escuelas Católicas,  515-237-5088

The Hispanic Advocate is focused on serving Spanish speaking parents and students within the diocesan Catholic schools by supporting ongoing admissions and retention efforts.  This position coordinates with the Superintendent of Schools, School Administrators, and the Hispanic Ministry office.

 

Nicole Evans, BS, MHA, CCSL - Director of Marketing and Enrollment Management, nevans@dmdiocese.org

The Director of Marketing and Enrollment Management works with the  Superintendent of Schools on all aspects of enrollment management, marketing, communications and community engagement priorities. This position provides leadership and coordination for a comprehensive enrollment management strategy with all schools in the diocese.

 

Dr. Anne Franklin- Director of Professional Learning

The Director of Professional Learning coordinates efforts across the diocese to build highly effective school administrators and classroom teachers through collaborative planning, professional development, coaching, alignment of curriculum and assessment practices, data analysis to inform best practices, and the development of systemic responses to academic and behavior needs for all students. 

 

Denise Mulcahy, M.S.E. - Director of Teaching and Learning, 515-237-5035

The Director of Teaching and Learning leads all efforts at K-12 school improvement.  These efforts include overseeing the training and implementation of all required federal and state mandated educational programs.  In addition, the director leads initiatives that are diocesan-wide as well as assisting principals in making local curricular and instructional decisions.

School improvement includes standards-driven education, assessment, instruction and professional development, data collection, analysis and management.  The Director of Teaching and Learning assists the schools and their personnel with a variety of special programs, including various professional and religious development programs.