Secretary for Education/Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Margaret Dames, EdD
Mr. John O’Neil
Elementary School Administration and Hudson County
Sr. Marie Gagliano, MPF
Academics and General Administration
Ms. Barbara Dolan
Essex County/Personnel/NJ Network of Catholic School Families
Ms. Mary McManus McElroy
Assistant Superintendent for Union County & Instructional Technology
Ann Oro is the assistant superintendent for the elementary schools in Union County. In this role, she supports principals and the school community in the education of students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. In the area of instructional technology, Ann supports the elementary and secondary schools in the use of technology to support student learning. She has supported the teachers in the creation of a PK-12 technology curriculum map of skills. Ann also leads the elementary technology integration specialists using a train-the-trainer model implementing new and existing technology to differentiate learning both in content and accessibility for the benefit of students.
Assistant Superintendent for Bergen County and School Services
Karen Mirro-Drew is the Bergen County Assistant Superintendent for the Archdiocese of Newark. In this role, Mrs. Mirro-Drew is responsible for the administrative oversight of 23 Bergen County elementary schools, as well as managing a variety of integrated school services for all of the Archdiocesan schools such as: SIS training and integration, implementation of federal programs, census collection and analysis, and departmental budgeting and finance.
Mrs. Mirro-Drew is a Doctoral Candidate at Caldwell University, and holds a Master’s of Science in Management with a concentration in School Business Administration; and a State of NJ certification as a School Business Administrator.
Directors and Coordinators
Early Childhood Education
Mrs. Gloria Castucci
Director of Administrative Services
With over 23 years of professional and fundraising experience, Andi manages several programs. The Catholic Alumni Partnership (CAP) program is designed to assist elementary schools in reconnecting with their alumni and ultimately create a sustainable funding program based on alumni relationships and support. She is well-versed in all aspects of fundraising and helps schools by providing a resource for fundraising questions, plans, ideas, solutions, and event-planning. In addition, Andi manages the SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System) program to give international students the opportunity to attend an RCAN school. She works in conjunction with the school to help students obtain their F-1 student visa so they may legally attend school. Andi also provides support to the CUSP (Catholic Urban Schools Partnership) board and principals.
Director of Special Education and Government Programs
Eileen is a certified special and general education teacher, certified school counselor, professional licensed counselor, behavior analyst, and educational administrator. Through collaboration with our Catholic Schools, she works to further expand the implementation of special services in the Archdiocese. Eileen offers a comprehensive perspective gained through valuable experiences that have provided her with skills in effective therapeutic interventions, implementing positive behavior supports, supporting, guiding, and leading school staff in implementing best practice interventions across settings, implementing professional development, developing counseling programs in the educational settings, and promoting family involvement and support.
Eileen supports the implementation of Response To Intervention and Universal Design for Learning through consistent school visits during which she provides support to principals, teachers, and students. She also works directly with the special education teaching staff to monitor and evaluate services to ensure the implementation of effective practices promoting the success of students.
Director for School Enrollment and Communications/Marketing
Prior to joining the Archdiocese of Newark, Christine spent several years as a classroom teacher and literacy coach in both the public and private school sectors. In 2014, she became the district communications representative for the Bergenfield Public Schools, before transitioning to the role of Marketing Director of an independent Catholic all-girls secondary school. In her current role, Christine’s work has centered around driving enrollment through modernizing the schools’ marketing approach, beginning with website redesigns to lay the groundwork for a full-scale digital marketing campaign.
Christine is a graduate of The College of New Jersey, with MA and EdS degrees in Literacy Education from New Jersey City University and K-12, School Administration from Seton Hall University, respectively. She is currently a doctoral candidate at SHU, working towards a PhD in Higher Education Research. Her professional licenses include certifications in Elementary Education, Middle School English, Reading Specialist, and School Principal.
Coordinator for Curriculum and Assessment
Mrs. June Butchko