Peter C. Murrell, Jr., dean of Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education, has been named to Baltimore’s Archdiocesan School Board, a 23-member panel charged with overseeing the implementation of a new strategic plan released in June 2010.
The board will be responsible for implementation of the strategic plan and overseeing ongoing strategic planning for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese. In addition, the board will recommend policies for the Archdiocesan school system and advise the Archbishop and superintendent on topics affecting Catholic schools, including advancement, finances, facilities, and leadership matters.
“Loyola and its School of Education are committed to contributing to the development of new educational innovations that support the success of all children, particularly those in Baltimore and other cities,” said Murrell. “The Archdiocese of Baltimore is a critical partner in this effort, and I am eager to work with my fellow board members to help ensure the continued excellence and advancement of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.”
Murrell, a nationally known expert in the field of urban education, joined Loyola in 2008 and is the founding dean of Loyola’s School of Education, the only school of education in Maryland with a dedicated focus on the advancement of achievement and development of city children and youth that is based on an analytical framework of identity, race, and culture. A graduate of Carleton College, he holds a master’s degree in experimental cognitive psychology and a Ph.D. in Urban Education with a specialization in educational psychology, both from the University of Wisconsin.
For more information and a full list of Archdiocesan School Board members, visit http://www.archbalt.org/news-events/press-releases/new-school-board-first-meeting.cfm.
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