Superintendent of Schools
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
Education: Doctoral degree, Vanderbilt University; master’s and bachelor’s degrees, University of Notre Dame
First Job: Delivering the Sun Herald at age 8. Paper boys had to be 10, which was the age my older brother registered multiple routes and enlisted me as subcontractor.
Toughest Challenge: Navigating from spring 2020 pandemic lockdown through reopening Catholic schools safely in-person with remote options that fall. My wife, Amy, a front-line Cleveland Clinic hospitalist physician, and I were challenged professionally and personally to balance the needs of our four grade school children and our vulnerable elders with the demands of our professional vocations.
Greatest Inspiration: The Paschal Mystery
Favorite Quote: “I watch what I do to see what I really believe.” ― Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ
Best Advice: That setbacks may occur is not a problem unless we fail to learn from them