Superintendent Search Overview

At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, Bishop Bambera implemented a new, innovative model for Catholic Education to better position the schools for the future in what has become an increasingly demanding educational environment.  The position of Secretary of Education/Chief Operating Officer was created to oversee Catholic Education, and a new vision for Catholic education is unfolding.  The Superintendent of Catholic Schools will report directly to the Secretary of Education/COO.

This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative educator to transform the educational landscape for Catholic schools across the diocese.  The diocese is seeking a dynamic Catholic leader with the experience and entrepreneurial spirit to partner with the Secretary of Education/COO in reimagining excellence in our schools. The Superintendent will manage expectations and be accountable for the overall academic quality of the system.

Initial Timeline

Search Committee Members

  • Mr. Donald Bayzick (Retired Holy Family Academy, Hazleton, Principal and former administrator/educator with the Hazleton Area School District)
  • Lois Draina, Ph.D. (retired Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Marywood University, 20+ year administrator and educator in Catholic schools including Superintendent in the Diocese of Richmond)
  • Debra Pellegrino, Ed.D. (Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies at The University of Scranton)
  • Joseph Verespy (Pastor, St. Nicholas Parish, Wilkes-Barre)

Job Description and Application Process