Focus on Educators

Dedicated educators deliver on our promises every day.

Our innovative programs and policies help to support, develop, and retain our outstanding teachers, resulting in higher student achievement and attendance rates.

CCS provides financial support and works with the academy boards of trustees to develop programs to increase teacher pay, retention and reward performance.

Our emphasis on quality starts with outstanding leadership:

Kate Brandley, a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, has dedicated her entire career to Catholic education, serving in various roles including teacher and guidance counsellor. She joined SJPIICA in 2010 as Principal of the Neponset Campus and has served as Regional Director since 2016.

With degrees from Boston College, Loyola University Chicago, and the College of the Holy Cross, Jen Roy, PhD joined TCA as Head of School in 2019. Her background includes experience as a teacher in urban Catholic schools in Chicago and Boston and as a curriculum coordinator and assistant principal at local Catholic schools.

… supported by highly qualified teaching staffs

70% of teachers at TCA and
45% of teachers at SJPIICA
have Master’s degrees

Research shows that Catholic school teachers are drawn to the mission of Catholic education and believe in the importance of the work, but over time many cannot afford to stay and leave for public education positions which can pay substantially more.

  • Our STARS and Yawkey Teacher Excellence Award programs recognize and reward our top-performing teachers, resulting in a 33% improvement in retention for participating teachers.

 

The average college graduate leaves school with substantial college loan debt, impacting many teachers at the early stage of their careers.

  • We are one of 4% of US employers to offer our groundbreaking College Loan Reduction program to help reduce teacher loans.

 

Cross-curriculum training, consistent teacher evaluations with regular feedback, and an ongoing commitment to professional development and growth help to maintain the exceptional quality of our educational staffs.

  • Our School Leader Development programs have resulted in three new vice-principal roles at our academies and have trained others who are now serving as school principals in other Catholic schools.

Focus on Educators

Endowment Funds

Robert G. and Michelle Cooke Atchinson Fund for Teacher Support 

Artie and Judy Boyle Scholarship Fund 

Nellie M. Brownell Scholarship Fund 

Cameron Family Scholarship Fund

Paula Crook Clifford Annual Scholarship 

Dorothy Holt Connolly Endowed Scholarship 

Jack Connors Jr. Scholarship Fund

Doris B. Cooke Scholarship Fund

Susan E. Dawley Endowment for Teaching Excellence and Scholarship Support

Vernon F. DeGabriele & Mary A. Orton Memorial Scholarship Fund 

M. Christine Driscoll Scholarship Fund 

Gertrude C. Flynn Scholarship Fund 

Corey C. Griffin Scholarship Fund 

F. Beirne Lovely, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Edward T. Mulkern Scholarship Fund

Sister Cecilia Leonor Navas, O.P. Scholarship Fund 

Pero Family Fund for Catholic Education 

Rose M. Pesce Scholarship Fund 

Lawrence Eugene Sullivan Scholarship Fund 

James T. A. Vanderslice Scholarship Fund 

Mary Cullen Walsh Endowment for Capital Improvements

Richard and Margaret Walsh Scholarship Fund