The National Catholic Education Association Convention held in Boston on April 11th-13th, 2012 highlighted the leadership work of the Center for Catholic School Leadership and Faith-Based Education at GSE. A session entitled “An Entrepreneurial “Eastering” Enterprise: A University-Diocesan Partnership for Catholic School Leaderships” was presented by Drs. Gerald Cattaro (Professor and Executive Director of the Center), Thomas Chadzutko (Superintendent of Schools, Diocese of Brooklyn), and Lorraine Pasadino (GSE Scholar in Residence), and “A Leadership of Resurrection: An “Eastered” Paradigm” was also presented by Dr. Lorraine Pasadino.
Additionally, the April/May 2012 issue of Momentum: The Journal of Catholic Education included an article by Drs. Gerald Cattaro and Lorraine Pasadino entitled, “University-Diocesan Partnership Grooms 21st Century Catholic School Leaders: Fordham University and the Diocese of Brooklyn Create a Distinctive Three Year Learning-in-Practice Experience“. The article discusses the Center’s leading role in the Cabrini Urban Principals’ Institute for Exemplary Leadership, an entrepreneurial partnership leadership certificate program between Fordham University and the Diocese of Brooklyn that has been “contemplatively & clinically grounded” in Catholic heritage, educational theory and research, and uniquely tailored to the distinctive leadership challenges of principals in the urban Diocese of Brooklyn.
On May 30th, 2012, a ceremony will be held at Fordham University to celebrate the closure and certification of the first cohort of Cabrini Leaders to finish the 3-year certificate.