“This Conference is more than just the sum of its parts… Together, we form entirely new and better solutions.” Closing Speaker, Andreas Widmer
“It was refreshing to be among peers throughout the conference who are not competing with each other, but who offer support and helpful suggestions so that each school can adopt best practices in the noble work of Catholic education.” Leslie Mitros, Aquinas Academy of Pittsburgh Principal
“It’s an amazing opportunity to be with other mission-minded Catholic educators from around the country. I leave feeling energized, excited, and ready to continue the work Christ gave me to do in the Catholic School system.“ Christine French, Campus Minister at Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, NE
“The Summit speakers were tremendous; they gave meaningful and helpful advice about real issues we currently face in trying to provide an authentically Catholic education amidst the culture we live in here and now. I highly recommend it!” Kevin Davern, The Avalon School Headmaster in Silver Spring, MD
The largest gathering of Catholic educators, administrators and campus ministers since DIA Schools Summit started eight years ago was held on the campus of St. Cecilia Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, in October. The two-and-a-half day conference was deemed a great success by more than 175 professionals in Catholic education. Five general sessions, 14 workshops, 20 strategic partner displays, retreat to the St. Cecilia Motherhouse, fellowship and inspiration were part of the action-packed agenda.
As Bishop Daly states, “Catholic schools, now more than ever.” Since the beginning of time our schools have had a weighty mission, but in today’s secular society, it’s especially important.
DIA Schools Collaborative is committed to continuing these important conversations throughout the year, specifically at the 8th Annual Summit in beautiful southern California!