Virgadamo said “the building principal is a key ingredient in the success of Catholic schools.” He explained that such leadership, or the lack of it, often spells the difference between a thriving school and one that is merely adequate.
Virgadamo added that most of the needed candidates for principal positions are already employed in the archdiocese’s Catholic schools. The key is to identify them early in their career, he said.
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New York, NY, October 14, 2016 –(PR.com)– Fordham University – the Jesuit University of New York – selected Steve Virgadamo to launch the 2016-2017 Entrepreneurial Leadership Series. The invitation only Leadership Series sponsored by Fordham University will focus on Leading through Crisis. Dr. Gerald Cattaro, Director of the Fordham Center for School leadership said: “It is always easy to find spirituality during times of joy, but leaders are called to seek grace and strength during times of crisis and sorrow as well.”
Steven Virgadamo a long time advocate of school choice is an expert in managing and leading schools, colleges and universities through dynamic planning processes. On November 4, 2016, Virgadamo will be at the Fordham Lincoln Center Campus to speak with hundreds of Board Members as well as the Chief Executive Officers and the Chief Operation Officers representing hundreds of schools from throughout the United States. Virgadamo said his talk entitled Planning to Avert Crisis is designed to not only provide practical tools but to inspire hope and feed the spirit of passionate leaders committed to educational reform.
Mr. Virgadamo will bring insight to the Fordham Entrepreneurial Series as he was one of the VIP delegates from the United States invited by the Vatican Congregation to participate in the World Congress on Catholic Education in 2015. For more than 30 years, has worked directly with thousands of Catholic schools both within the continental United States and abroad. In 2012, the Alliance for Catholic Education Program at the University of Notre Dame tapped him to consult with Bishops and Catholic School Superintendents throughout the United States to initiate overall school improvement plans. In 2014, he was invited to return to his New York City roots where he is currently contributing to the architectural re-engineering of the Catholic School System in the Archdiocese of New York.
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Steven J. Virgadamo, Associate Superintendent for Leadership for the Archdiocese of New York has been invited by the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education to participate in its World Congress on Catholic Education. The invitation only Congress will be held in Rome November 18-21, and aims to formulate and refresh core education principles, guidelines for Catholic Schools and Universities.
Virgadamo said: “The aim of the Congress echoes my lifetime of service focused on enriching the effectiveness of Catholic education. The future of Catholic schools is dependent on identifying, recruiting and forming Leaders for each of our schools. During my 30+ year career I have counseled Church and school leaders on the strategies needed to ensure that Catholic schools not just survived but flourished and I am excited to contribute to the success of the World Congress on Catholic Education.”
Virgadamo will bring insight to the World Congress as he has worked directly with thousands of Catholic schools in more than 100 dioceses in the United States. In 2012, the Alliance for Catholic Education Program at the University of Notre Dame tapped him to consult with Bishops and Catholic School Superintendents throughout the United States to initiate overall school improvement plans. In 2014, he was invited to return to his New York City roots and contribute to the architecture re-engineering of the Catholic School System in the Archdiocese of New York.
When asked about his participation at the Congress, Virgadamo said:
“People – church leaders, educators and Catholic parents are looking for a new paradigm and a means to revitalize our Catholic schools. I’m hopeful that the congress will contribute to helping to redefine the new paradigm”
“They all have the academic credentials to do well,’’ said Steven Virgadamo, associate superintendent for leadership. “We looked for highly credentialed individuals who not only have educational experiences but life experiences and have demonstrated leadership potential. They not only see themselves as educational leaders but as ministers of the Church.”
Dr. Timothy McNiff, Superintendent of Schools of the Archdiocese of New York, and Steven Virgadamo, Associate Superintendent for Leadership and Recruitment, will host an evening of recognition for 38 teachers from across the Archdiocese of New York.
The teachers will be recognized for their outstanding classroom leadership and contributions to the mission of Catholic education. These individuals have also been identified as candidates for additional training in preparation for a leadership role in the archdiocese’s schools, as part of a continuing effort to build Pathways to Excellence in Catholic education.
Dr. Timothy McNiff, Superintendent of Schools of The Archdiocese of New York, To Recognize 38 Catholic Teachers For Outstanding Classroom Leadership And Their Commitment To Catholic Education – Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York
Principals, Pastors, Presidents, and Board Chairs are invited to…. The Institute for Catholic School Leaders in Omaha, Nebraska from July 17-20, 2016! Here at NCEA, summer means professional development and learning opportunities for our members. We are less than three months away from the most significant professional development opportunity for Catholic school leaders this year! As you know, the Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL) for principals, presidents, pastors, and board chairs is being held July 17-20, 2016.
To further whet your appetite, a few notable and engaging presenters are:
Steve Virgadamo, Associate Superintendent Archdiocese of New York
In an administrative exercise reminiscent of show and tell, a number of educators from across the archdiocese went to the head of the archdiocesan class, if only for a few hours after the school bell tolled last week.
Accompanied by their principals who had nominated them as potential future leaders, 37 candidates were honored Feb. 23 during an evening of recognition and leadership discernment at the New York Catholic Center in Manhattan.
Hosted by Dr. Timothy McNiff, superintendent of schools for the archdiocese, and Steven Virgadamo, associate superintendent for leadership and recruitment, the reception included dinner and remarks by Dr. McNiff and Virgadamo and a motivational video that chronicled testimonials from principals in the archdiocese.
The convention, a premier event convening Catholic school educators from around the country, offers presentations on a wide variety of topics, and the speakers from ACE addressed subjects relevant to schools’ roles in the New Evangelization. The subjects ranged from the spirituality of Catholic school leadership to virtue in high school sports, from improving school finances to increasing Latino enrollments.
A full schedule of presentations is available online from the NCEA. Those with particular ties to ACE included:
Steven Virgadamo, associate director of ACE Consulting with over 25 years of experience in managing and leading Catholic institutions, spoke on “Applied Behavioral Sciences in the Art of Face-to-Face Cultivation and Solicitation of Donors.”
You’re invited to join ACE at the annual convention of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) in Orlando from April 7-9. ACE faculty, team members, graduates, and friends will share their expertise for Catholic school leaders and teachers.
Steven Virgadamo – 11:00am-12:15pm – Room W102-B – Applied Behavioral Sciences in Cultivating and Soliciting Volunteer and Philanthropic Resources
When the principal position at OLA opened up, associated superintendent for School Leadership Steven Virgadamo contacted Barnaba to see if he would be interested. Barnaba came in for an interview before a search committee comprised of Virgadamo, Regional Superintendent Roseann Carotenuto, OLA pastor Monsignor Anthony Marchitelli and OLA parents and teachers and was appointed after proving his qualifications.
Steven Virgadamo grieves the closing of any Catholic School. These schools have been and must continue to be a main staple in the American educational landscape. Providing parents with an opportunity to choose an education for their child is a civil rights issue and should not depend an a families ability to pay tuition or afford to live in a thriving government school district.
On Monday, June 24th, Holy Cross once again had a hugely successful Golf Classic featuring 198 golfers, raising $174,084 of which the net proceeds of $93,211 will benefit the Alumni Scholarship Fund. This was the 30th Anniversary of the golf outing and the members of the first golf committee were honored:
The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of the following corporate and individual donors:
Steven J. Virgadamo
Steven Virgadamo has over 25 years of experience in leading, managing, and governing Catholic institutions. He has served as a Director with the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education Program (ACE) and as the Vice President of Catholic School Management, Inc..
Steven has worked directly with hundreds of schools in almost half of the arch/dioceses of the United States. He has dedicated his life of service to mentoring Catholic leaders and providing direct consulting to Catholic schools, parishes, religious communities, dioceses and boards of education in the areas of ownership/governance, Catholic identity, administration, strategic planning, marketing, enrollment management, business operations, capital campaigns and institutional advancement.
Steven is a gifted keynote speaker and workshop leader; he has been a lecturer in the Catholic School Leadership Program at Boston College and the University of Dayton.
Many consider Steve to be a talent recruitment specialist for Catholic schools and the premier resource to conduct executive searches for Catholic educational institutions.