Emily Hoffman graduated from the University of Dayton in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She obtained her Reading Endorsement through UD and is currently working toward her Master's in Literacy, also at UD. Emily worked in the Huber Heights City Schools in Ohio as a
Thomas Kiely directs the Institute for Catholic Leadership at Marquette University. The ICL helps to develop the mission effectiveness and leadership practices of Catholic schools. Prior to this role he served as a principal, a religious studies chair and teacher, and directed both an International Baccalaureate Program and an
Patrick Lofton is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). Prior to joining NCEA, he served as an Associate Superintendent in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Patrick also served as a Catholic school principal, middle school coordinator, and teacher in the Archdiocese
Bro. Robert Bimonte
Brother Robert Bimonte is the president of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). He previously served as the Executive Vice President and prior to that, Executive Director of the NCEA Elementary Schools Department. Before coming to NCEA, he was the Secretary of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Buffalo;
Dr. Sabatino joined the full time faculty of LMU’s School of Education in the Department of Educational Leadership in June 2010 with a focus on leadership preparation for future Catholic school administrators. His teaching and research interests include leadership theory and applications related to the Catholic school principalship, Catholic
Jackie Marshall Arnold
Jackie Marshall Arnold is a clinical faculty member in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio where she teaches courses in children’s literature, literacy, and reading methods. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate literacy programs, and works with teachers through job-embedded and
Pamela Cross Young
Pamela Cross Young, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor and Director of Accreditation at the University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences. She is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership. Dr. Young earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Dayton. She also
Alyssa Wagner has been working within the Dayton Latino community for eight years as a medical interpreter and as the program director for El Puente Educational Center, an after-school tutoring program for K-6th grade Latino students learning English as their second language. Most recently, her work has led her
Michelle Sherman, LSW, is the Family Advocate for the Urban Child Development Resource Center (UCDRC), an entity within the network of programs housed within the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education. Michelle received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the Ohio State University. She began her twenty
Francesca Longo Franchina, MSE, OCDS
Francesca Longo Franchina, MSE, OCDS, is an independent media producer and president of Franchina Communications International, LLC. She produces and hosts a weekly radio program, Francesca and Friends, for Radio Maria www.radiomaria.us, which broadcasts in more than 60 countries. She has received Arnie and Peabody Awards for Mamma Francesca's
Mary C. McDonald, Ph.D.
Mary Crowley McDonald, Ph.D., is the Founder and CEO of MCD Partners, a national consulting company that provides a broad range of services for educational consulting and models for success. She has been a professional educator for thirty-six years as a teacher, principal, and most recently as Superintendent of
Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski
Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D.Min. is Director of the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives and a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. She is also an instructor for the School of Education graduate online Catholic Educational Leadership program and has been involved in
Shauna Adams, Ed.D
Shauna Adams, Ed.D. is the Executive Director of the Center for Early Learning at the University of Dayton. This center is not a place but rather a group of initiative designed to support early learning. She is also an Associate Professor of Early Childhood at the University of Dayton
Sr. Carol Cimino
Sister Carol Cimino is a Sister of Saint Joseph of Rochester. Currently she is the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Buffalo, NY and in that position she oversees 60 elementary and high schools in an eight county area of Western New York State. Sister Carol has served
Dr. Louise "Toni" Moore
Louise "Toni" Moore, Ph.D. is the Director of the St. Remy Initiative and the Catholic Leadership Institute Project at the University of Dayton. She has served as a long-time Catholic school teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, consultant and adjunct professor for the University of Dayton. Moore's research includes the spiritual
Rhonda Mercs attended Wright State University and earned a BS in Psychology and a MS in Mental Health Counseling. After graduation, she worked full time in a school providing counseling services to students with severe behavior problems. Four years later, Rhonda began part-time work providing services in a youth
Michael Newsom, MPA, is the Fatherhood Coordinator for Montgomery County Department of Job & Family Services and leader of the Montgomery Fatherhood Initiative (MCFI) in Dayton, OH. MCFI links fathers with vital services such as legal assistance, employment, and parenting classes. MCFI is active in local courts and school
Nancy Hudecek is a University of Akron graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child Development. She has spent most of her career in the not-for-profit sector, working for a child care resource and referral, the YMCA in Akron, Lake County, Ohio and in Dayton, and now for
Jessica Hecht is a 5th and 6th grade language arts teacher at St. Albert the Great school in Kettering, Ohio. She has been teaching for 7 years.
Nancy Hankey teaches kindergarten at St. Albert the Great school in Kettering, Ohio. She has been teaching for 20 years.
Pat Holmes, CFCS, M.S.
Pat Holmes is Certified in Family & Consumer Sciences and employed with Ohio State University Extension as a Family & Consumer Sciences educator with specialization in parenting/child development. Pat is a graduate of the University of Dayton with B.S. in Vocational Home Economics and M.S. in Elementary Education. Pat