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Diocesan School Board

The Mission of the Board

The mission of the Diocesan School Board is to further the advancement of quality primary and secondary Catholic education in the Diocese of Manchester by serving as the main consultative body on school affairs to the Bishop and the Superintendent of Schools. The Board promotes a strong Catholic identity in the schools, recommends policy, offers financial advice, serves as a public relations resource, and encourages and facilitates strategic planning and development.

Membership on the Board

The Board includes voting members as well as ex-officio members who do not vote. The non-voting ex-officio members are the Superintendent and the Associate/Assistant Superintendent(s). The Board has no fewer than fifteen (15) and no more than twenty-five (25) voting members, comprised of the laity, religious, and clergy. The Board endeavors to have representation from each deanery within the Diocese and to invite to the Board individuals from a variety of backgrounds, occupations, and professions.

The Members of the Board

Daniel J. LaPlante, CFA, chair
Michael Davey
Rev. Richard Dion
Laura El-Azem
Very Rev. Christopher Martel
Doug McGinley
Allen Ouellette
Rev. Charles Pawlowski, KHS
David Soucy
Shannon Sullivan
Edward Walsh
David Thibault, Superintendent of Schools (ex officio)
Dawn Florino, Director of School Support and Federal Funds (ex officio)
Steven McManis, Director of Operations (ex officio)
Alison Mueller, Director of Marketing, Enrollment, and Development (ex officio)
Sr. Mary Rose Reddy, DMML, Director of Catholic identity and mission (ex officio)
Nancy Provencher, executive administrative assistant (ex officio)