Diocese of Rockville Centre

For Immediate Release
10 September 2010

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – September 10, 2010 – Elizabeth Frangella, Ed.D. has been named Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Assessment for the Diocese of Rockville Centre.  Since 1998, Dr. Frangella served as principal of St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Bedford, NY; part of the Archdiocese of New York. 

In this position, Dr. Frangella will be responsible for academic excellence and professional development.  She will work with the education team as they look to continually improve curriculum to effectively educate the student of the 21st century.  In addition, Dr. Frangella will look at how to integrate technology into curriculum. 

“We are delighted that Dr. Frangella has come to us,” said Sr. Joanne Callahan, O.S.U., superintendent of schools, Diocese of Rockville Centre.  “Liz will be critical in assessing our curriculum to make sure that we are educating our students in a way that will prepare them for the future and inspire them to be lifelong learners and to ground them in the Catholic faith.  We are looking to Dr. Frangella to continue our efforts of using technology in a way that facilitates the education of our children” 

Dr. Frangella will report to Sr. Joanne.  Currently, there are 51 Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Rockville Centre educating over 20,000 students.

“I am very excited to join the wonderfully professional team of educators that make up the Diocese of Rockville Centre,” said Dr. Frangella.  “Under Sister Joanne’s leadership, we will continue to move our Catholic schools to 21st century excellence.  It is a privilege to be here.”

Dr. Frangella’s educational experience includes: BA Religious Studies, St. Francis College; M.S. Ed. and Advanced Certificate in School Psychology, Brooklyn College; Specialist Diploma in Administration and Supervision, Queens College and Ed.D, Leadership, Management and Policy, Seton Hall University.  Her professional experience includes: religion teacher, college adjunct, school psychologist, principal in the Diocese of Brooklyn and youth minister in the Archdiocese of New York.



About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
The Diocese of Rockville Centre (www.drvc.org) was formed in 1957 and covers 1,198 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  The diocese serves approximately 1.5 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.4 million).  There are 133 parishes in 115 towns.  Last year over 17,000 baptisms, 19,000 confirmations, 17,000 first communions and 3,000 marriages took place in the diocese.  There are approximately 20,000 students in Catholic elementary schools; 13,000 in secondary schools and 3,500 in higher institutions.  There are 62 Catholic elementary and high schools and one Catholic college in the diocese.  Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of five hospitals, three nursing homes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice.  In 2008, Catholic Charities assisted more than 55,485 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island.  (12/08).

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