Superintendent PLC


There are few professional development opportunities for leaders at the diocesan level. To remedy this reality, the Roche Center in partnership with Fr. Ronald Nuzzi of Catapult Learning, launched a professional learning community (PLC) with 12 superintendents from across the United States during the winter of 2019-2020.

The year-long experience begins each January with an in-person retreat, followed by three face-to-face in-person meetings complementing national gatherings, such as NCEA’s Catholic Leadership Summit. The PLC also meets monthly via zoom to discuss critical issues facing Catholic school superintendents, and to engage in collegial and challenging growth experiences, small group discussions, and problem-based learning activities.

The next PLC will begin in the winter of 2020-2021. We would love to have you join us!


I love sharing with this group, especially with this ongoing, adaptive challenge. It's not the same week to week, and this group has been my best source of information and support. We've been walking through this together in ways I find tremendously helpful.
Frank O'Linn, Ed.D, Secretary for Education and Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland



2020 Catholic Superintendent PLC Representation

Cleveland, Ohio

Chicago, Illinois

Columbus, Ohio

Detroit, Michigan

Fort Wayne–South Bend, Indiana

Oklahome City, Oklahoma

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

San Bernadino, California

San Francisco, California

Toledo, Ohio

Wilmington, Delaware