June 23, 2011
Most Rev. David O'Connell, 10th Bishop of
Trenton to Serve as Keynote Speaker
will host the 13th annual Catholic Schools Principals’ Institute at
the University’s D’Angelo Center located at its Queens campus on
Wednesday, June 29, sponsored by William H. Sadlier, Inc. and St.
John’s University’s School of Education.
Most Reverend David O’Connell, C.M., J.C.D., Bishop of Trenton,
will highlight the Institute guest panel and give the keynote
address, and Sr. Carol Cimino SSJ, Ed.D. will serve as speaker and
Principals of elementary and high schools in the New York
Metropolitan Area and Upstate New York will be in attendance for
this half-day discussion on important ethics, topics and practices
that principals face in Catholic Education today. The annual event
is free of charge to all participating principals.
“We (members of the board of the annual Catholic School
Principal’s Executive Leadership Institute) have known a great many
people whose interest in, and enthusiasm for, Catholic education is
expressed openly and warmly. To enable this annual event to take
place at St. John’s with participation from more than 115
principals with no fees attached is without parallel in the New
York region,” said Jerrold Ross, Dean of St. John’s University’s
School of Education. “We are proud to partner with, and owe a great
deal of gratitude to, Frank Sadlier Dinger and his personal support
and inspiration of work as a catalyst to bring to the forefront
current challenges on behalf of Catholic education in today’s
Bishop O’Connell’s keynote speech will kick things off at St.
John’s ’state of the art D’Angelo Center facility at 9:45 a.m.
followed by Sr. Cimino’s talk on “The Principal as Entrepreneur in
the 21st Century.” A panel discussion will close the festivities
followed by a luncheon for all participants.
On June 4, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Father O’Connell as
Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton. He was ordained to the
episcopacy on July 30, 2010, and became the 10th Bishop of Trenton
succeeding Bishop John M. Smith. In 1998, Father O’Connell was
named 14th president of The Catholic University of America in
Washington, D.C. and served in that position until his resignation
Carol Cimino is a Sister of St. Joseph of Rochester, and
currently serves as a national consultant for William H. Sadlier
Inc. She has been a teacher and an administrator on all levels of
Catholic education and was a development director for three
Catholic high schools.
In addition, she co-directs the Institute in Catholic Identity
at Manhattan College in New York City, and served for 17 years as
the Executive Director of the Catholic School Administrators
Association of New York State and, in that capacity, developed a
myriad of innovative initiatives in the area of Catholic
For more information about the 13th Annual Catholic Schools
Principals’ Institute contact Madeline Larsen at (718) 990-2577 or
e-mail inquiries to email@example.com.
Media interested in covering the conference can contact Dominic
Scianna, Assistant Vice President for Media Relations by calling
(718) 990-6185 or e-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.