Colleen Richards named Director of School Services
Dear friends of ICLE,
I am pleased to inform you that Colleen Richards has been named the Director of School Services at the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education. After a successful tenure as Headmaster of St. John Bosco Schools and Chesterton Academy of Rochester (NY), Colleen will assume the position August 1.
liberal arts philosophy of education, offering various forms of consulting services and on-site workshops tailored to each school’s needs. The essence of this ministry of Catholic liberal arts education is relationship on every level – teacher with student, family with school, and of course, each of us individually and collectively with Christ, the Logos Himself. Colleen has been intentional in building a Logos-centered environment in her classroom, as a headmaster and school founder, and in her work as a part-time consultant with ICLE. She brings great experience and insight to the Institute, and we are excited to be able to better meet the increasing demands from pastors, principals, and faculties across the country.
“This change is bittersweet – I find it difficult to leave St. John Bosco Schools~Chesterton Academy of Rochester. It is here that I learned what Catholic liberal education is and had the opportunity to nurture those seeds and watch them grow and blossom. They will bear their fruit, and I am blessed to have been a part of it,” Colleen said. In her new role, she will have the opportunity to apply her experience to helping more schools make the transition to what many consider to be the greatest sign of hope in Catholic education today. “The mission of ICLE-supported schools is the full expression of what a Catholic education should be. I’m thrilled to be a part of sharing that mission with teachers and parents around the country,” Colleen added.
In Christ the Teacher,
Michael Van Hecke