Office for Schools

Diocese of San Diego – April 2015


Dear Principals and Teachers in the Diocese of San Diego,

We are blessed to have so much good news to celebrate during this Easter season! Bishop McElroy, the sixth Bishop of San Diego, was installed; San Diego had a strong presence at NCEA, representing our Diocesan schools; and, many new teachers came to our job fair indicating their interest in Catholic education.

May the joy of the Risen Lord, the power of the Resurrection, and the gift of Eternal Life bring hope to you and your school communities this Easter season.

In Mission,

The Office for Schools Team

Did you know...

  • we had 17 teachers and administrators represent San Diego at NCEA Orlando? Our booth was pretty hopping; see photos below!
  • San Diego is the NCEA host city next year? We look forward to seeing all of you there next year in some capacity.
  • our own John Galvan and Elizabeth Joseph star in the 2016 NCEA promotional video? Click here to view. (It's worth watching!)

Professional Development Calendar (Check it out! Many FREE Webinars!)

Articles/Resources to check out in our Google Drive:

Celebrating Our Catholic Schools

San Diego Representing at NCEA Orlando!

St. James ~ Endow Girls

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Transforming the hearts and minds of women and girls by inviting them into the joy, freedom, and dignity that come from living out their gift of authentic femininity in Christ.

St James Academy is pleased to have begun the Endow program with our Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth grade girls. “Endow is an educational apostolate that writes study guides for small groups of women that makes the rich wisdom of the Church accessible to the “woman in the pew.” By offering background information, definitions of theological terms, historical context, quotes from Scripture and the Catechism, insights from scholars and saints, and thought provoking questions for group discussion, an Endow study makes some of the most profound documents of the Church and writings of her saints accessible to teens and women alike.”

Other Important News

Bishop Flores Catholic Education Banquet

Join fellow Catholic educators, clergy and special guests for an evening of thanksgiving, awards, dinner & beverages, as we recognize and celebrate the many milestones of those who have dedicated themselves to the ministry of Catholic education in our diocese. Together with our Catholic school members, see how the broader Catholic community and organizations like the Knights of Columbus are supporting Catholic school families in the Diocese of San Diego through the Bishop Flores Scholars Tuition Assistance Program.


WCEA/WASC NOTE: Hard copies of interest forms will NOT be sent to your schools this year. Please complete this form in the electronic version below.

Click here to complete an interest form for serving on a 2015-2016 WCEA/WASC team.

Rokenbok Challenge!

Join us at Good Shepherd on May 20 to participate in the first annual Rokenbok Challenge! Send your top team of 4 to participate. Just RSVP here.

Each school will send one team of 4 students to the event.

  • Please indicate the names and grade level(s) of the team members who are participating.
  • We will separate the teams into grade level groups.
  • The team members could be determined through an "in house" contest.
  • All participants will receive prizes.
  • If your final team hasn't been decided, you can update the student information as we get closer to the event. We do need to know IF you will be participating at this point.
  • We have invited the Southern Cross to attend.

NCEA Call for Proposals

We would love to have our talented teachers and administrators present at NCEA 2016 in San Diego! Please click here for details.

Shared Office for Schools' Google Drive

In this Google Drive you will find resources for our educators and principals. Please send your favorite resources to and I will add them to our Drive. Thank you!

Diocesan Prayer

Lord, Jesus,

through the intercession of our patron saints,

San Diego and Our Lady of Refuge,

we beg you for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit

upon all of us called to be your disciples

and members of your Church.

Bless us to be obedient servants,

as you were obedient

in loving response to the Father’s love,

and to love one another

as you have first loved us.

Bless us with happy marriages and holy families,

with bishops, religious, deacons and priests

to image your presence among us,

and with dedicated lay people,

both married and single,

to be signs of your love in the world.

Help us to embrace

the mission you have entrusted to us,

in lives of fidelity, holiness and compassion.

San Diego, pray for us.

Our Lady of Refuge, pray for us.