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From the Superintendent of Schools

August 2018

Welcome to the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Burlington!  As part of the educational mission of the Catholic Church, Catholic schools exist to instill faith values in students and to create a desire to make a positive difference in the world. In addition to quality academic programs, opportunities are provided for members of the school community to grow in their relationships with God, the Church, themselves and others.

As superintendent of schools I am mindful of the fact that every individual in our community can contribute to educating our youth. Whether you are a principal, teacher, school support staff, parent, grandparent, godparent, aunt, uncle, sibling, neighbor, coach, babysitter, guardian, whatever role you play, a child is watching you. You can be the role model who makes a difference in a child’s life and helps us to achieve our mission!

On a personal note, as a mother and grandmother, I recognize that every learner in our community, no matter how young or old, is someone’s baby! In fact, my nativity collection is more than a personal celebration of our Savior’s birth. Collecting nativities is also a reminder to me of the responsibility that I have been blessed with to ensure your baby’s physical and emotional safety, academic achievement and spiritual growth.

As we continue to celebrate the Year of The Family, please envision our schools as an extension of your family. In doing so, please feel free to contact me, with questions, concerns, and accolades. In our continual improvement efforts, it is imperative to know what you think, how we can improve, and what you feel we are doing extremely well. Thank you, in advance, for your support! I look forward to meeting with you and seeing you at our school functions, supporting our youth and developing students who are critical thinkers, creative, collaborative, communicators ready to tackle the challenges of today and whatever their futures might hold as Roman Catholics.

Please see the listing of schools, locations, leaders and contact information.

Respectfully,

Lisa Lamondie-Grenville
Superintendent of Schools

About the Superintendent

Ms. Lisa Lamondie-Grenville was named Superintendent of Schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese on August 20, 2018.  Lisa brings a wide range of experiences to this role, including teaching special education at every level, Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 and Preservice teachers.

Lisa’s aspiration to improve education programs and instruction in schools led her to a career in administration in which she has served students, teachers, families and communities in the roles of Superintendent of School, High School Principal, Elementary Principal, Director of Special Services, Director of Instruction, Supervisor of Special Education, and Regional Professional Development Specialist.

Lisa received her Bachelor and Master of Science in Education at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh, and attended Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to receive School District Administrator Certification. She also had the unique experience to study mainstreaming and inclusion practices abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lisa has completed all required coursework and is in the process of completing her dissertation for her Ph.D. in Educational Studies at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. Her dissertation focus is on leading educational reform.

In addition to her work experiences, Lisa is a published author of The Princessipal, the story of a school principal who enchants students with the magic of reading. Her latest publication is a chapter in the book Responding to Learner Diversity and Learning Differences, where she explores the potential benefits of co-teaching using a co-autoethnographic approach. 

Lisa is a practicing Roman Catholic with a strong devotion, faith and love for both children and the Church. She has volunteered throughout her busy leadership career to teach catechism, assist as a lector and alter server.

Throughout Lisa Lamondie-Grenville’s career she has longed to weave her leadership expertise with her ardent love for Catholicism and is exceptionally grateful for the opportunity to serve the Diocese of Burlington.