New York Archdiocese names interim Catholic schools superintendent
Posted Apr 3, 1:30 PM
Deputy Superintendent Michael J. Deegan has been named the interim superintendent for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York. (Courtesy of the Archdiocese of New York)
By Annalise Knudson | firstname.lastname@example.org
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Deputy Superintendent Michael J. Deegan has been named the interim superintendent for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York, according to an announcement Tuesday from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York.
Deegan has assumed the position until the search is completed and a new superintendent has been named.
“Mike Deegan is one of the most dedicated and talented Catholic educators our schools have had,” said Dolan. “We are honored and blessed to have his support and to have him serve in this interim role as we continue our search for a new superintendent for Catholic schools.”
In the coming months, Cardinal Dolan will name a new superintendent following the retirement of Dr. Timothy J. McNiff.
Deegan has served in Catholic education for nearly 40 years.
He was a teacher at the following schools: Iona Grammar School in New Rochelle; Power Memorial Academy in Manhattan, and Sacred Heart School in Manhattan. He served as principal at both St. Francis Xavier School and St. Jude School, which are both in Manhattan, and was headmaster of Iona Grammar School.
In 2004, he was appointed director of inner city schools to help oversee the 122 elementary and secondary inner-city schools that served more than 60,000 children at the time.
In 2013, he was appointed deputy superintendent of schools.
Deegan is a graduate of St. Philip Neri School in the Bronx and Rice High School in Manhattan. He received a bachelor’s degree from Iona College and a master’s degree from the College of New Rochelle.
He completed post graduate studies at Manhattan College and Fordham University.
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Deegan, Michael J. [MC????]
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I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Michael.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
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