Sister Elizabeth Meegan, OP, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Rochester, will leave her position in June 2006.
During her five years in Rochester, she worked to increase the performance of Catholic school students on state tests; increased professional-development opportunities and standards for teachers and administrators; enhanced the expertise, professional diversity and involvement of the Monroe County Catholic Schools Board; developed a new financial-aid model designed to broaden access to Catholic education; and started a formal accreditation process with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
“In all areas, from academics to administration to strategic planning, Sister Beth has made our schools better,” Bishop Matthew H. Clark said.
Sister Meegan is applying for a sabbatical from her congregation, the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa. The congregation is based in southwest Wisconsin.
“I have been proud to serve in a diocese with such a rich tradition of Catholic education, one in which parents, school administrators, teachers and diocesan officials are working tremendously hard and in unison to ensure quality and excellence for our students,” she said.