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Diocese of Richmond Office of Catholic Schools Announces New Associate Superintendent

The diocesan Office of Catholic Schools has named Dr. Jennifer Bigelow associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction. The appointment was effective July 1, 2019.

Dr. Bigelow brings more than 15 years of experience in educational administration to the diocese, having most recently served as superintendent of schools in the Diocese of Arlington.

“Dr. Bigelow has proven her ability to provide effective leadership to educators and principals in Catholic schools and to facilitate improvements within diocesan institutions that ultimately benefit students,” said Kelly Lazzara, superintendent of schools in the Diocese of Richmond. “We look forward to beginning the 2019-2020 school year with her as a member of our team.”

As associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the diocese, Dr. Bigelow will be responsible for ensuring that the Office of Catholic Schools’ mission to nurture the spiritual, intellectual, social and emotional growth of students in the spirit of the Gospel is the foundation of all school decisions and programs.

Dr. Bigelow holds master’s degrees in history and educational leadership from the University of South Florida. She earned a doctorate in educational leadership with a focus on Catholic school leadership and the role of the pastor-principal relationship from North Carolina State University.