Leadership Development

Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, NCEA's Leadership Development team provides spiritual and professional development opportunities, networks of support, and resources to leaders of Catholic schools in arch/diocesan offices of Catholic school education, Catholic school systems, parishes, and the administrators who serve in Catholic schools.    

  • Seeds of Insight Board Chair Self-Assessment

    This self-assessment is useful for board chairs to monitor their effectiveness as a leader, and to help guide them to personal growth. 

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  • Task of Moral Formation

    This webinar gives an overview of the definitions of evangelization and catechesis and how they relate to moral formation of students.

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Featured Resource

The Annual Financial Report: 2015-2016

This summary report highlights some of the national, regional and specific school-type data about schools' finances, governance, administrative structures, tuition, financial aid and other relevant fiscal issues.

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Upcoming Events

NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo

The NCEA Convention & Expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation. Those participating represent all aspects of Catholic school and faith-based education. The Convention is a time to celebrate, to acquire new knowledge, and to renew your spirit. St. Louis is just the place for that to happen to you! Register now!

2017 NCEA Institute for Catholic School Leaders

The 2017 NCEA Institute for Catholic School Leaders is the foremost annual gathering dedicated to serving current elementary and secondary principals, presidents, pastors and school board leadership in Catholic schools. CSL 2017 is an excellent opportunity for professional development in the preparation of the next generation of leaders in these positions desiring to serve in Catholic schools.


Diving into Disciplinary Literacy: Keys to Deeper Learning Within All Subjects

Tuesday February 28, 2017
4:00 pm EST

The literacy skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking and critical thinking improve when content learning experiences are rich and meaningful. In this interactive presentation, Dr. Johnna Weller will discuss three key points that provide: An understanding of the facets of literacy within subject-specific learning; Insight into “disciplinary” critical thinking skills; Key instructional strategies that boost students’ literacy and critical thinking skills within content-area instruction.

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), A Primer and Guidance from the U.S. Dept. of Education

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:00 pm EST

Ensuring that eligible children with disabilities are able to participate equitably in programs authorized under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) can seem daunting at times. However, with accurate information and the right tools, private school officials can feel confident that their eligible students are receiving the maximum benefits available under the Act. In this session, a U.S. Department of Education official will provide a general overview of the provisions related to children with disabilities enrolled by their parents in private schools. Participants will gain skills in reading and interpreting Federal regulation, review the latest guidance, and receive official U.S. Department of Education resources and materials.

Why Do We Keep Talking About Data-Driven Instruction

Tuesday, March 2, 2017
4:00 or 7:00 pm EST

Using assessment data to drive instruction isn’t as difficult as you think. Schools that implement data-driven instruction see significant gains in student learning. Teachers who use data-driven instruction are highly effective. Yet, schools still struggle with effectively implementing this approach. In this session, you will learn an easy-to-implement method for enhancing instruction to increase student achievement.

Additional Resources

200 Year Old Black Catholic School is a Gem for Baltimore

Nestled among the mix of shiny new storefronts, foreclosed row houses, parks, and public housing, lies what locals call the “gem of East Baltimore:” St. Frances Academy. Learn More

NCEA Parent News

NCEA has developed a series of flyers for families to assist schools with marketing and enrollment management, and also to give families some national perspective on Catholic schools. Each month, member schools will receive an electronic flyer that they may choose to use in their communications with families. Learn More

Meet the Leadership Team

Tips for Leading Retreats
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NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo

Celebrate, acquire new knowledge and renew your spirit in St. Louis!


Momentum Magazine

NCEA’s award-winning signature publication focuses on the mission themes of Lead. Learn. Proclaim.


Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

January 29 - February 4, 2017