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Catholic School Office
Diocese of Manchester
153 Ash Street - PO Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
(603) 669-0377 (fax)

For more information, please contact:
Rev. John R. Fortin, O.S.B.
Superintendent of Schools
(603) 663-0140


Elizabeth (Beth) Squeglia
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
(603) 663-0140


Diocesan School Board

The Diocesan School Board shall be advisory to the Superintendent of Schools in the formulation of educational policy for the schools under the jurisdiction of the Bishop.

Role and Function of the Diocesan School Board

The Diocesan School Board shall advise and cooperate with the Superintendent of Schools in the review, implementation and evaluation of policies and programs for the school system.

Membership on the Diocesan School Board

The Diocesan School Board shall be made up of clergy, religious and laity. The Bishop shall appoint members to the Board with due consideration to nominations submitted by the Superintendent of Schools


  • Rev. John R. Fortin, O.S.B., Diocesan School Office
  • Steven Boivin, chair, Bedford, NH
  • Natalie Brankin, Manchester
  • Sr. Paula Marie Buley, IHM, Nashua
  • Charles Burr, Pembroke, NH
  • Jay Cormier, Londonderry
  • Dr. Mary Kate Donais, Manchester
  • Kelly Moore Dunn, Manchester, NH
  • Stephen Ellis, Pittsburg
  • Joseph Emmons, Goffstown
  • Deacon Mark Hobson, Manchester
  • Eileen Kennedy, Pembroke
  • Edward J. LaPalme, III, Manchester, NH
  • Charlie McKinney, Amherst
  • Michael Morgan, Exeter
  • Rev. Andrew Nelson, Berlin
  • Dr. Kenneth Nivison, Manchester
  • Susan Peterson, Bedford
  • Lynn Solomon, Wilmot
  • Kara Sweeney, Bow
  • Briand T. Wade, Esq., Portsmouth
  • Carolann Wais, Hooksett

Mission Statement

The mission of the Diocese of Manchester School Board is to collaborate with the Catholic School Department to define the vision, and to promote and to sustain the mission of Catholic school education in the Diocese of Manchester.

Short Term Goal: To fully implement the new Constitution of the Diocesan School Board and to become and effective consultative body to the Bishop, the Secretary for Evangelization and Education and the Superintendent of Catholic Schools on matters concerning Catholic Schools.

Long Range Goal: To provide Catholic schools strategically located throughout the Diocese of Manchester. Our Catholic schools will not only be available to all but affordable to all. They will provide a challenging academic program, athletics and extracurricular activities in a spiritual environment to form each student with Gospel values. In all facets of the Catholic school, we will focus on teaching and modeling personal integrity, service, justice, and stewardship for the purpose of building the reign of God, which is the primary purpose for the existence of the Catholic school. Our schools will employ a sufficient number of believing men and women as ministers of education and they will provide employees with a fair and just wage and benefit package.

Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

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