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Lois J. Cavucci An experienced Catholic school leader, Dr. Lois J. Cavucci most recently served Catholic education as the founding President and CEO of Lumen Christi Catholic Schools, a system of schools comprised of six elementary Catholic schools and four Early Childhood Learning Centers within the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio. She provided leadership of the school system in order to achieve the fullest attainment of the mission of the system, while taking responsibility for its personnel and budget, educational and development programs, enrollment, business affairs, and facilities.

Dr. Cavucci is an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton where she teaches graduate level courses in Qualitative and Quantitative Action Catholic Research where students become familiar with action research methodologies and Educational Leadership classes where students identify the challenges facing todayís Catholic school leaders. She also served as an adjunct professor at Walsh University in Canton, Ohio where she taught graduate level courses in curriculum, action research, and philosophy of education. She has also taught Business Technology courses at Walsh University to students working on their MBAís.

Dr. Cavucci served as an Assistant Superintendent/Personnel Director, with the Diocese of Youngstown where she hired and evaluated principals, maintained all teaching licenses and certificates at the Ohio Department of Education, served as chief negotiator of teacher union contracts, wrote and published a quarterly Teacher Bulletin for administrators and teachers, and was the administrator of the Entry Year Teacher Program and ODEís Teacher Resident Program. She has served as a principal and elementary school teacher all within the Diocese of Youngstown.

From 2009-2011 Dr. Cavucci served on committees at the Ohio Department of Education to design and implement the Four Year Resident Educator Program for new teachers, as well as writing policy and guidelines for the new Senior Professional Educational License and the Lead Professional Educational Teaching License. She served on several committees at Youngstown State University; the NCATE Accreditation Interview Team at the Beeghly College of Education, and the Community College Committee.

Dr. Cavucci holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education along with a Technology Endorsement in grades K-12, a Masterís Degree in Educational Administration, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership all from Youngstown State University.

August 2015

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