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Lowell Catholic Head Speaks on Growth

May 20, 2019 GMT

LOWELL — Lowell Catholic Head of School Maryellen DeMarco and Associate Principal of Elementary Education Dan Price attended the recent 2019 NCEA Institute for Catholic School Leaders in Chicago. The national conference is the foremost annual gathering dedicated to serving current elementary and secondary principals, presidents, pastors, school-board leadership and teachers in Catholic schools.

With the recent expansion of the Lowell Catholic campus and growth of the school community to a preschool-through-12th-grade school, DeMarco was invited to speak at the event in a lecture entitled, “Bucking the Trends: Ingenuity, Expansion, and Growth in Catholic Schools.”


She discussed the school’s strategic vision, leadership and unconventional thinking that inspired her to create a more viable and sustainable Catholic school community. Lowell Catholic’s steadfast growth and positive changes have been accomplished through recognizing the need and identifying the value of expanded Catholic school offerings.

Also, LC’s administration had an opportunity to attend professional-development sessions that featured educational experts from institutions such as the University of Notre Dame and the University of Iowa. The professional development sessions shared the latest research pertaining to effective classroom management and instructional best practices for 21st-century learners.