By Catholic Review Staff
Eight Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic school principals and assistant principals graduated Nov. 10 from the first cohort of the Principal Leadership Institute for Advanced Studies.
The two-year program, which addresses a key focus of the Blue Ribbon Committee on Catholic Schools, focuses on instructional leadership, finance and marketing and human resource management.
“The Principal Leadership Institute was uniquely designed for Catholic school administrators to develop visionary leadership and advance the mission of Catholic education,” Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Barbara McGraw Edmondson said in a statement. “Leadership has a direct impact on virtually every aspect of a school. We have so many outstanding principals and assistant principals and this program will make sure that our Catholic schools remain the best value in private education in Maryland.”
The following principals and assistant principals completed the program: Maggie Dates and Jennifer Ripley, St. Pius X School in Baltimore; Patricia Kelly, St. Michael the Archangel School in Overlea; Madeline Meaney, Immaculate Conception School in Towson; Karen Murphy, Resurrection-St. Paul School in Ellicott City; Mary Patrick, St. Stephen School in Kingsville; Karen Smith, St. John Regional Catholic School in Frederick; and Deborah Thomas, Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Towson.
The second class is expected to begin in spring 2013.