The Division of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore will reconfigure its administrative team July 1, shifting responsibilities among the associate superintendents and elevating the current director of curriculum and professional development to associate superintendent.
The new organizational structure will consist of a superintendent and five associate superintendents, along with a director of academic technology, a director of child nutrition and a director of marketing and institutional advancement.
In the past, associate superintendents have overseen Catholic schools regionally by vicariate. The new system assigns schools from throughout the urban, eastern and western vicariates to four of the five associate superintendents.
According to a statement released by Dr. Ronald J. Valenti, superintendent, the reconfiguration will “create a more unified climate where the associates collaborate to support and strengthen the entire archdiocesan network.”
“The reconfiguration will stimulate more dialog since the vicariates will be represented by each associate,” according to the statement.
The reconfiguration will also provide a “more equal distribution of schools which allows each associate more of the time needed for the personal contact that is so desired in our outreach to the principals,” the statement said.