New Catholic Schools Deputy Superintendent appointed by Bishop Moynihan
: Apr 2, 2008 at 4:31 PM EDT
Bishop James M. Moynihan along with Michael Colabufo, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Mominey as Deputy Superintendent of Catholic Schools, effective July 1, 2008. Mr. Mominey currently serves as the Principal of Rome Catholic School, located in Rome New York.
Mr. Mominey will also work closely with the Diocesan Finance office to assist the individual schools with financial management and operational efficiencies.
Bishop Moynihan: ... . “ I am aware that this appointment creates a vacancy in the Administrator position at Rome Catholic. A search will soon begin to identify and secure a suitable successor who will continue to carry out the mission of Rome Catholic.”
### Wow! Lots of good paying jobs in Catholic Education....raising money, spending money, financial management. Not the Catholic schools paradigm I remember. But then, I guess things have changed. They have changed, haven't they? There is a reason why we need all this administration, isn't there? Today, maybe Jesus would need a staff, speech writers, financial managers and maybe a life coach?
Education is a valid business and with it comes much competition. Catholic schools have always used intelligent business managers to help in the funding that is necessary to run the schools and pay its employees. The salaries made by Catholic school employees is not impressive. I remember when I first started a career in education I taught at a Catholic Jr/Sr Hight School in Syracuse. It was 1980;with a BS and MS, I earned $7,000/yr. I left in 1984 earning $ 7,400/yr. The experience I earned was priceless.I started in a public school 1985 earning $ 25,800/yr.
I think the Apostles where Jesus's staff and His Father was his life coach.
Yes, I never met a Catholic school teacher who was getting rich. I wonder what the diocesan administrator salaries are. I interpret from the announcement that the new administrator will also have some responsibility for raising money. That won't be easy these days. Not when your kid's school (or church, for that matter) could be shut down.
I have many friends whose children attend RCS. They can't say enough good things about Mr. Mominey and are VERY sad to see him go. He really did wonders at RCS! Enrollment is up and they will probably be adding another Kindergarten this fall. Of course he can't take all the credit for that. Part of that goes to the "wonderful" job the Rome Board of Ed has done in screwing everything up in the Rome Public School System. In Rome people are looking to RCS because of the way things are in the public system right now. I think because Mr. Mominey did such a good job with RCS the Bishop "stole" him away to help out at a higher level. Whomever replaces him will have big shoes to fill.
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Does anyone actually know what Catholic school administrators earn working for the diocese? I'm under the impression that because a diocesan office has to compete for personnel in a market devoid of devoutness, salaries are rather high compared to teacher wages in catholic schools that depend upon men and women who are more devoted to the cause, and who may or who may not be able to be certified for public school teaching.