Boston College Is Recruiting Catholic School Leaders

Catholic school leadership is a demanding and daring ministry that requires particular support for professional learning and growth. The Emmaus Series is a one-of-a-kind 20-month leadership development program offering executive-level training on Catholic school improvement. Participants sharpen their knowledge of systems thinking, spiritual leadership, curriculum and instruction, and operational vitality at the intersection of Catholic theology, educational research, and professional practice.

What makes the Emmaus Series exceptional is its unique cohort approach, connecting purpose-driven Catholic administrators across the country in a professional and inspirational network featuring long-term collaboration and companionship. Each year, the Roche Center enrolls a cohort of 30 school leaders who participate in 3 in-person multi-day retreats, 8 workshops (virtual option available), and 8 webinars. New next year, participants may choose to complete the program for graduate credit. Workshops feature training from renowned scholars and experts in the field on topics that include:

  • Leading a mission-driven school
  • Developing a change management team
  • Improving non-profit business practices
  • Developing effective professional learning communities and networks for faculty and staff
  • Applying the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Elementary and Secondary Catholic Schools
  • Implementing innovative marketing and enrollment strategies
  • Forming whole-child assessment practices

The application period for the 2019 Cohort continues until end of February. For more information regarding the program, please visit our website at or contact Fabiola Aguilera at Thank you for your leadership in Catholic education!