Brian oversees CSCOE’s operations and mission to enhance excellence, enrollment and development.
“At CSCOE, there’s a wonderful entrepreneurial culture. We’re always working on reinventing ourselves to better serve our Catholic grade schools. We encourage our principals and teachers to do the same and take a chance on a new initiative to drive excellence. We’re here to help — let’s go!”
Brian is proud of CSCOE’s Believe and Read literacy program. As a former Catholic school principal, he saw the need for additional reading support and understands the incredible impact the program makes on a child’s ability to learn to read and then, read to learn.
“We want to push out a mental health initiative to provide resources and new opportunities for students, teachers, principals and parents. I believe that when parents and staff work together, kids are successful 100 percent of the time. That’s why we want to provide the entire school community with what they need to learn and grow together.”
WHO IS BRIAN?
Brian is a product of Catholic education from kindergarten through college, attending St. Joseph’s School in West St. Paul, St. Thomas Academy and St. John’s University. He received a master’s in education administration from St. Mary’s University and an educational specialist degree from the University of St. Thomas.
Brian has nearly 20 years’ experience in Catholic education. He taught middle school history and religion for five years at Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul and has been a Catholic school principal for the last 13 years, most recently at St. Odilia in Shoreview.
While serving his school communities, Brian was promoted as a second lieutenant in the Minnesota National Guard, serving as a chaplain candidate. He also served as an adjunct instructor for St. Mary’s University and the University of St. Thomas graduate educational leadership programs. He enjoys coaching his son’s sports teams, and Friday pizza and movie nights with his family.