Catholic schools in the Diocese of Dallas will soon have a new leader. Dr. Matthew Vereecke was selected after a nationwide search to fill the superintendent’s post vacated by the retirement of Sister Gloria Cain, SSND.
“Dr. Vereecke is seen as a rising star in Catholic education and we look forward to his innovative leadership in implementing the strategic plan for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Dallas,” said Bishop Kevin J. Farrell.
Vereecke, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, received his Master of Education through the University of Notre Dame ACE Program and an Executive Doctorate of Education from the University of Oklahoma.
Described as high-energy, enthusiastic, goal-oriented and passionate about Catholic school education, he currently serves as Director of Monte Cassino School in Tulsa, the largest Catholic elementary school in Oklahoma. While there Vereecke has stabilized the school’s budget, increased enrollment, completed a $1.5 million capital improvement campaign, helped bring about a 200% increase in the school’s annual fund drive and established new scholarship programs with Catholic Charities to ensure that students of all backgrounds can have access to Catholic education.
Dr. Vereecke says he is honored to lead the Diocese of Dallas schools, “I am excited to join the team of outstanding educators, students and parents in an already vibrant and growing Catholic school system. I believe in the mission of Catholic education and its transformative potential for all of the Diocese of Dallas.”
Vereecke will finish the semester in Oklahoma and will officially assume the Superintendent’s post in Dallas in January. Please click here for Dr. Matthew Vereecke’s complete resume.