Armed with the results of that survey, CSCOE was formed as an independent nonprofit organization, comprised of lay people who love Catholic schools and want to see them thrive.
Technology was an urgent need, so we partnered with the leader in integrative technology solutions for schools to bring each school up to 21st Century technology standards. We also noted that principals were isolated and frequently experienced burnout, so we built a supportive community that allowed them to collaborate, network and access outstanding professional development, both online and in person.
After that, we invested in teachers, held an all-school Mass, funded preschool expansions and openings, created school marketing teams, published a quarterly magazine, convened more than 2,100 school employees, equipped schools with customized development resources, opened a STEM lending library, started a Latino enrollment initiative, invested in subjects like reading and math and enrichment opportunities like sports and the arts…
And we are just getting started.