James B. Sellinger
Chancellor of Education
James Sellinger leads the Department of Catholic Schools and is responsible for the effective management, academic excellence, sustainability, and reputation of the elementary and secondary schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Prior to his current leadership role at the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Mr. Sellinger was an executive with the IBM Corporation and retired in December 2012 after a 35-year career.
Dr. Donna Hargens
Dr. Donna Hargens graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She holds a Masters of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Management, and Policy from Seton Hall University. Dr. Hargens joined the Department of Catholic Schools in 2018 after serving as Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky. She has over 39 years of experience in education, including a role as Chief Academic Officer for Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina, Interim Superintendent of Wake County Public Schools, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction (PK-12), and Western Area Assistant Superintendent. In addition, she has been a principal, assistant principal, and a high school Spanish and English teacher.
Dr. Camille Lewis Brown
Associate Superintendent for School Leadership and Community Programs
Dr. Camille Lewis Brown holds a B.A. in History from Franklin and Marshall College, an M.A. in Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, and a PH.D. in Educational Administration from Boston College. Dr. Brown founded the Bakhita Fund to provide educational assistance to children around the world. She has been a missionary to Africa for 17 years and taught for 11 years at St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia. During her 27 years in Catholic education, Dr. Brown has been a teacher, principal, author, lecturer, and leader. She has penned many articles and four books, most notably, African Saints, African Stories: 40 Holy Men and Women.
Denise Ball earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Post-Secondary Education, Curriculum, and Instruction from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and a graduate degree from the University of Detroit Mercy, graduating with honors and inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honor Society. Denise earned a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and is a doctoral student, working towards earning a Doctor of Education, with a Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction focus from Liberty University. She is an Army veteran and has served the last 25 years in education as a teacher in both elementary and middle school, and as an assistant principal and principal (2011-2020) for the Archdiocese of Detroit and Archdiocese of Baltimore. She is excited to serve in her new role as Associate Superintendent for the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Mrs. Ball has a passion for education and cultivating strong teachers who strive to develop Disciples of Christ.
Karen Murphy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology from the University of Maryland and a Master of Education in School Administration and Supervision from Loyola University. With 26 years of experience in elementary education, she has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the Archdiocese before becoming Associate Superintendent.
Director of Educational Technology
Joe Oleszczuk is an experienced educator, technology enthusiast, and responsible for developing and implementing a standardized robust technology platform across all schools in support of the Archdiocesan curriculum.
Director of Student Support Services
Director of Enrollment Management
Laura Mooney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, as well as a Masters’s of Arts in Teaching degree from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She started her career in the OperationTEACH program and continued teaching in the Archdiocese for eight years. In 2016, Laura transitioned to the Catholic Center to work with schools on strategies and initiatives to sustain and grow enrollment.
Director of Marketing
Lauren Robinson is a graduate of Towson University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Electronic Media and Film. She possesses a background in both corporate and non-profit marketing. Lauren joined the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 2012, serving as the Director of Advancement and Marketing at St. Ursula School. In 2016, she transitioned to the Catholic Center to use her creativity, expertise, and passion for Catholic education to grow the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese, and elevate their profile within the region.
Dr. Eric Watts
Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Eric Watts received a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland College Park, a M.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Before joining the Department of Catholic Schools, Dr. Watts was the Director of Career and Technical Education at The Urban Assembly in New York City. Prior to that, he was a Senior Program Officer at the National Institute for Work and Learning in Washington DC.
Director of School Excellence
Mary Destino earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Special Education Teaching Certification from D’Youville College. She earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Supervision and ADMIN II Certification both from Loyola University. With 35 years in education, she has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal (Pre K – 8).
Nancy E. Reed
Technology Integration Specialist
Nancy Reed holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology, also from Towson University. Prior to joining the Archdiocese of Baltimore, she was the Supervisor of English Language Arts, a resource teacher in the Department of Digital Learning (formally the Office of Instructional Technology), a technology integration school-based teacher, media specialist and classroom teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools. In addition, Nancy is adjunct teacher at Goucher College where she teaches Using Technology to Integrate Universal Design for Learning into Classroom Instruction.
Sunda M Cramer
Student Systems Application Manager
Sunda Cramer graduated from the University of Baltimore with an International Business degree. She has been with the Archdiocese of Baltimore since 2001.
School Data Analyst
Jennifer acts as the primary data analyst for student and school performance-related data, providing functional support to all student and school data end users. Jennifer graduated from Notre Dame of Maryland University with a degree in English and Music. She has over 10 years of experience in education, primarily in the Higher Ed field and happily joined the Archdiocese in 2016.
Jane M. McClure
Administrative Assistant to Associate Superintendent for School Leadership and Community Programs
Jane McClure has worked at the Catholic Center for 23 years for the Department of Catholic Schools. In addition to the general support of the entire Department, Jane provides assistance to Associate Superintendent Dr. Brown.
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Alex assists Superintendent Dr. Hargens and provides support to the entire Department of Catholic Schools. He has been with the Archdiocese of Baltimore since September 2021 and is a parishioner at the Baltimore Basilica.
Fiscal Accountability Manager
April Bain is the Fiscal Accountability Manager for the Child Nutrition Program. She has worked for the Archdiocese of Baltimore since August 2000.
Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Supervisor
Isabelle Gerber oversees all aspects of the school meal programs for the schools that participate in the Archdiocese of Baltimore CNP. Isabelle supervises the food service staff of day-to-day operations, enforce USDA requirements and guidelines, menu planning, food production, sanitation, customer service, record keeping, marketing, professional development, and evaluates the program in order to meet the nutritional needs of the children, as they relate the to the CNP.