I am pleased to announce that the Diocese of El Paso has named as Interim Superintendent for the El Paso Catholic Schools, Mr. Steve Sanchez.
Mr. Sanchez comes to El Paso Catholic Schools with an extensive background and significant career in education. He served as Interim Director of Employee Benefits and Risk Management for the Ysleta Independent School District prior to his retirement in 2012. He also served for three years as Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Office of Education for the Diocese of El Paso. Mr. Sanchez has taught on both the elementary and high school levels. He has also been a principal both in public schools and Catholic schools in the El Paso region.
Mr. Steve Sanchez currently sits on the Diocesan Blue Ribbon Committee for the El Paso Catholic Schools and serves on the Cathedral High School Board of Directors. He and his family are active in their home parish, St. Matthews Catholic Church.
I am certain you will find Mr. Sanchez to be a visionary. He is energetic, an attentive listener and a strategic planner. Mr. Sanchez will help our El Paso Catholic Schools move forward into the future as we continue to provide unparalleled formation in the life of faith and virtue as well as a superior academic curriculum for our youth in the Diocese of El Paso. He will continue to help guide the search for a permanent replacement for our accomplished and long-serving Superintendent, Sr. Elizabeth Swartz, whose retirement becomes effective June 30th. We hope to fill this position by next year at this time.
Mr. Sanchez will begin his service on July 1,2017.
Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz, D.D. Bishop of the Diocese of El Paso