New superintendent of schools appointed


CINCINNATI — Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has announced the appointment of Matthew J. Daniels as Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, effective July 1, 2024. Daniels will assume this responsibility from Kathleen C. Kane, who is serving as interim superintendent for the 2023-24 academic year following the retirement of Susan M. Gibbons at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

Daniels is currently the senior director of the Department of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Toledo in Ohio, overseeing 60 schools educating nearly 16,000 students, a position he has held since November 2018. Prior to his current position as senior director, Daniels served as principal at St. Rocco Catholic School in Cleveland, Ohio and principal at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Assumption, Ohio. He began his career in education as a member of the English faculty and as faculty technology coordinator for St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo.

Daniels earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, where he was a four-year member of the Buckeyes football team, and holds a Master of Arts in Education Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Catholic Educational Leadership from St. Louis University. He and his wife Jennifer are the parents of seven children.

Schnurr said, “Matt Daniels is a true champion of the critical importance of Catholic education to the evangelizing mission of the Church. His strong, faithful leadership will be a blessing to the schools of our archdiocese. At the same time, I am deeply grateful for the servant leadership shown by Kathy Kane who is guiding our Catholic Schools Office so professionally during this interim period.”

“I am humbled by the great tradition of Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati,” said Daniels. “I am grateful to serve alongside an excellent team in the Catholic schools office, and thrilled to toil with school leaders, faculty, staff, students and families to make Jesus Christ known, loved, and served in our Catholic schools. Catholic education is at the heart of the church, so we educators must joyfully and zealously work to form saints and scholars for God’s greater glory.”

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