Board of Education

The Board of Education serves in an advisory capacity to the Superintendent of Catholic schools. It provides guidance to Archdiocesan elementary and secondary schools and the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools.

The Board of Education is comprised of members who represent certain positions and jurisdictions at Archdiocese of Washington Catholic schools. The composition of the Board of Education ensures balanced representation of key stakeholder groups for Catholic schools: pastors, principals, and parents.

Mr. Arthur Linder

Board President

Region represented: DC

Mr. Christopher Kelly

Board Vice President

Principal, Blessed Sacrament

Region represented: DC

Mr. Ayelework Awoke

Parent Representative

Region represented: MC

Mr. Glenn Benjamin

ESPA President / Principal – St. Jude Regional Catholic School

Region Represented: MC

Mr. Greg Cooksey

Parent Representative

Region represented: MC

Mr. Michael Cronin

Parent Representative

Region: MC

Mrs. Virginia "Vicky" Cuadra

Parent Representative

Region represented: PG

Mr. Ted Ewanciw

Principal – Saint Bernadette School

Region represented: MC

Mr. Edward Farley

Parent Representative

Region represented: DC

Rev. Samuel Giese

Pastor, St. Jane de Chantal

Region represented: MC

Mr. Tom Gletner

Parent Representative

Region represented: DC

Mrs. Lila Ridgell Hofmeister

Principal, St. Michael School

Region represented: St. Mary’s County

Mrs. Alisha Jordan

Principal, Saint Mary of the Mills School

Region represented: PG

Rev. Jack Kennealy

Pastor, St. Matthias Apostle Catholic Church

Region Represented: PG

Rev. Michael King

Pastor, Cardinal Hickey Academy

Region represented: Calvert County

Mr. Jeffrey Palumbo

Principal, Saint Vincent Pallotti High School

Region represented: PG

Mrs. Jamie Reidy

Parent Representative

Region Represented: Charles County

Rev. Gary Studienski

Pastor, Saint Peter School

Region Represented: DC

Mrs. Sharie Brown Wood

Parent Representative

Region represented: PG

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