Dr. Benjamin H. Moore, Ed.D. – Superintendent of Catholic Education
Every family has the fundamental right to choose the best school for their child. I am thrilled and humbled to welcome over 4,500 students whose families have made Catholic education their choice when the 2019-2020 school year begins on August 12.
The start of the school year is a time of excitement, hope, perhaps some anxiety, and always an opportunity for new beginnings. This school year we are introducing the “Principal’s Corner” to highlight the wonderful things happening in all our schools.
Each issue of the “Principal’s Corner” will focus on the unique attributes and accomplishments of one of our schools and offer readers the opportunity to learn more about how our schools pursue our mission of educating the whole child – mind, body, and spirit. The fifteen schools of the Diocese of Venice are vibrant faith communities where academic rigor is infused with Catholic values, teachings, and traditions.
Our goal is to prepare our students for a life of service to family, community, and Christ. Beyond academic excellence, athletic and extra-curricular success, accreditation and accolades Catholic schools continue traditions of discipline and reverence. The school’s partner with parents, as the primary educators of their children, to instill character and promote respect for oneself and others. Through the support of generous donors, multiple state scholarship programs, and a variety of financial resources a Catholic education remains an accessible and affordable option.
Throughout this school year, I invite you to continue to check on the “Principal’s Corner,” or take the opportunity to schedule a visit at one of schools and learn more about the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Venice. I wish all of our students, parents, administrators, faculty and staff a blessed and successful 2019-2020 school year.
From the Principal’s Corner:
Mr. Michael Buskirk – St. Ann Catholic School, Naples
Mrs. Coleen Curlett – Incarnation Catholic School, Sarasota
Dr. Denny Denison – Bishop Verot High School, Fort Myers
Dr. Dan Guernsey – Rhodora J. Donahue Academy, Ave Maria
Mr. John Gulley – St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, Fort Myers
Mrs. M.C. Heffner – Epiphany Cathedral School, Venice
Mr. Ben Hopper – Cardinal Mooney High School, Sarasota
Mrs. Nicole Loseto – St. Catherine Catholic School, Sebring
Mr. David Nelson – St. Andrew Catholic School, Coral Gables
Mrs. Maria Niebuhr – St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School, Naples
Mrs. Tonya Peters – St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, Port Charlotte
Mrs. Rebecca Reynolds – St. Mary Academy, Sarasota
Sister Patricia Roche, Salesian Sister of St. John Bosco – St. John Neumann High School, Naples
Ms. Deborah Suddarth – St. Joseph Catholic School, Bradenton
Mrs. Siobhan Young – St. Martha Catholic School, Sarasota