From Lincoln’s Desk – Upcoming Changes at NCEA


Dear Users:

I am crafting to let you know of impending alterations at NCEA, and how we will put into action new positions to engage with membership at all levels. 

Jill Annable, senior vice president for packages, will be leaving NCEA on July 15 to serve Catholic educational facilities as a advisor via the Andrew M. Greeley Middle for Catholic Education and learning at Loyola University. Colleen McCoy-Cejka will be leaving NCEA as director of specialist discovering on June 30 to check with and deliver method progress on inclusion to Catholic schools. We’re immensely grateful for the contributions that Jill and Colleen have produced to NCEA, and our get the job done on the NSBECS Advisory Council, microschools, the international Laudato Si’ Motion System and expert progress will keep on underneath new management.

I am pleased to announce Karen Barreras, previous superintendent for the Diocese of Reno with some 30 years’ knowledge in Catholic training, as our director of management engagement. Her major position will be to perform with Catholic college superintendents and community leaders, guaranteeing that we have robust peer networks in each individual condition and across each individual area. Our focus is to bring management alongside one another in countrywide skilled studying communities, working with this collaborative infrastructure to improve the mission. 

John Galvan starts perform at NCEA on July 1 as the director of catechetical assessments, overseeing NCEA’s formative assessment applications of Information for Expansion (IFG) and Evaluation of Little one Spiritual Instruction (ACRE). John’s do the job as director of universities for the Diocese of San Diego demonstrates his like of the teaching mission of the Catholic Church and has been a hallmark of his get the job done at the diocesan stage for the past 8 decades. 

Laura MacDonald will be stepping in as our new director of expert mastering. As an instructional chief at diocesan, state, county and district ranges, Laura has in depth knowledge mentoring and top lecturers. The upcoming qualified improvement applications presently in location for spring and summer time will go on as prepared. We will be using the services of a new senior chief for our content group in the close to foreseeable future. For the time currently being, you should immediate all communications you would send to Jill or Colleen to [email protected] 

We’ve posted the new placement of instructional content material coordinator. The collective knowledge and exercise in the field are huge, and as your countrywide association our 1st position is to link you to friends and associates that will aid you have fantastic educational facilities. The educational content coordinator will guide in navigating that world, guaranteeing that members at just about every level discover the best individuals, resources and strategies. We have an archive of books, webinars, recorded periods and other media that we will curate for our associates. Also, we are investing seriously in a new web site that will guideline members to a portal website page and assets specific to their occupation, and we look ahead to sharing additional about this effort and hard work as the get the job done progresses.

We also are performing to fill our electronic task coordinator situation, whose main part will be to collaborate with internal and exterior teams, stakeholders and company associates to deal with our media channels, advancing assignments during our group.  

We are grateful for the ongoing company of our content workforce, including vice president of community plan Sister Dale McDonald, vice president of research and details Annie Smith, and data analyst Sarah Huber. NCEA is really graced with an entire staff focused to the mission of Catholic college education and serving our membership. 

Our functions calendar for the coming months continues to be full, like our Law Symposium in Louisville, KY, July 7-10, 2022 our Catholic Management Summit and New Superintendents Academy in Arlington, VA, October 15-19, 2022 and NCEA 2023 in Irving, Texas. We will continue to supply a robust slate of in-man or woman and on-line conferences, cohorts and regional events. 

Make sure you sign up for me in wishing Jill and Colleen perfectly in their new endeavors and welcoming Karen, John and Laura to their new NCEA roles.  


Lincoln Snyder


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