Superintendent To Prioritize Teacher Salaries, Catholic Identity

The start of the school year also marks a new beginning for the Diocese of Brooklyn’s superintendent, who started his job on July 1 and is now overseeing the opening of classes. Deacon Kevin McCormack, the former principal of Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge, is now the person over- seeing the diocese’s 70 Catholic academies. Prior to becoming superintendent, he spent 37 years at Xaverian, first as a teacher of English and religion, then as principal.

School Helps Kids Stay Socialized in Pandemic

Recess is a chance for kids to be themselves: get up from behind the school desk, meet up with friends from other classes, and put their high energy to good use. But this school year, playground time looks a lot more like an office coffee break for young ones in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn. 

What’s Life Been Like Since Becoming Fully Vaccinated?

Ashley Lantz was one of the first local Catholic school teachers to receive the first vaccine shot when appointments opened in early January. As luck would have it — or rather, it being “a part of God’s plan,” as Lantz says — she found an afternoon appointment on Jan. 11, the first day of eligibility for teachers in New York City.

Only in Print: First Remote TACHS Was Overall Success

The Test for Admission into Catholic High Schools (TACHS), which was administered online last month due to the pandemic, seemed to go off without a hitch. More than 10,000 eighth-graders from Catholic, public, and private schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Archdiocese of New York, and the Diocese of Rockville Centre, took the exam this year.