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Gerald M. Cattaro

EdD

Jerry Cattaro

Professor of Education and Executive Director of the Center for Catholic School Leadership

Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy

113 West 60th Street
Room 1024C
212-636-6420
cattaro@fordham.edu

 

Dr. Cattaro is the executive director of the Center for Catholic School Leadership.

Before joining the faculty, he was a principal for 18 years, a high school teacher, and junior high school teacher. He currently serves on several international and national governing boards, editorial boards, and educational commissions.

Education

EdD, Educational Administration, 1987
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

EdM Educational Administration, 1983
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

MSEd, PD Educational Administration and Supervision, 1978
Pace University, New York, NY

MSEd Foundations of Education, 1976
City College, CUNY, New York, NY

BA History, Education, 1973
Merrimack College, North Andover, MA

Research

Catholic Schools
Executive School Leadership
Globalization and Education
Organizational Change
Organizational Leadership

Selected Publications

Books/Monographs

Terranova, M & Cattaro, G. (2016). Snapshot 206: Demographic Study of New York Superintendency. Albany: New York State Council of Superintendents.

Cattaro, G. M., & McDonald, D. (2015). DEALS: National Study of Catholic Superintendency. Washington DC: NCEA Publications.

Cattaro, G.M. & Russo, C.J. (Eds.) (2015). Gravissimum Educationis: Golden Opportunities in American Catholic Education 50 Years After Vatican II. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Cattaro, G. M., & McDonald, D. (2010). DEALS: National Study of Catholic Superintendency. Washington DC: NCEA Publications.

Russo, C., Massucci, J., & Cattaro, G. (2009). The Law of Special education and non–public. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

Terranova, M & Cattaro, G. (2009). Snapshot 2009: Demographic Study of New York Superintendency. Albany: New York State Council of Superintendents.

Terranova, M., & Cattaro, G. (2007). Snapshot VI: Demographic Study of New York Superintendency. Albany: New York State Council of Superintendents.

Cattaro, G. M., Mc Donald, D. (2006) DEALS: National Study of Catholic School Superintendency. Washington, D.C: NCEA Publications.

Rogers, T., Cattaro, G. (2004). Snapshot V: Demographic Study of New York Superintendency: Albany: New York State Council of Superintendents.

Russo, C., Massucci, J., & Cattaro, G. (2002). Special Education and Catholic Schools. Washington, DC: National Catholic Education Association.

Hedely, C., Bernhardt, R., Cattaro, G., Svolopoulos, V. (Eds.). (1998). Curriculum leadership: Rethinking schools for the 21st century. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Articles

Cattaro, G. (March 30, 2015). Celebrate, revitalize and reawaken! Declaration on Christian education: Gravissimum Educationes. School Boards NCEA.

Cattaro, G. (2014). Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano calls for new teaching approach. Momentum, 45, 36-38.

Pasadino, L., & Cattaro, G. (2012). Catholic schools serve students by providing a sanctuary in the open heart of Christ. Momentum, 63(2), 52-55.

Russo, C., & Cattaro, G. (2009). Faith based charter schools: An idea whose time is unlikely to come. Religion and Education, 36(1), 72-94.

Cattaro, G. (2007). Education: A path to love. Momentum, 49, 56-58.

Cattaro, G. (2007). Leading toward identity: School leadership. Today’s Catholic Teacher, 36(1), 28-31.

Russo, C. Cattaro G. (2006) Catholic Schools In Fenwhick English (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, (pp.263-265) Thousand Oaks CA. SAGE

Cattaro, G.M. (2005). School Business Officials as Stewards. School Business Affairs, Vol. 71, No. 7, 28-31.

Timothy J. Ilg, Joseph D. Massucci, Gerald M. Cattaro (2004) Brown at 50: The Dream is Still Alive in Urban Catholic Schools, Education and Urban Society, 36(3) - 05/20/04

Cattaro, G. M. (2003) Operational paradoxes: Vouches and catholic elementary schools. Catholic Education: Journal of Inquiry and Practice.

Cattaro, G. (2002) Education and Urban Society: 35(1), 100-110

Russo, C.J., Massucci, JD, Cattaro, G.M., & Osborne, A.G. (2002). Catholic schools and the law of students with disabilities: An overview. Today’s Catholic Teacher: 36(1), 28-31.

Cattaro, G (2002) Immigration and pluralism in urban catholic schools. Education and Urban Society: 34 (2), 199-211

Cattaro, G. Fale, E. Zeller (2001) Response to superintendents crisis. Long Island Education Review: 1 (3), 10-15

Cattaro, G. , Fale, E. ,Zeller, E. Cooper, B., (2001) Superintendents candidate crisis from the view point of new york state school boards. Long Island Education Review: 1(2), 29-36

Courses

  • Catholic Identity and Mission
  • Critical Issues in Administration and Supervision
  • Doctoral Residency Seminar
  • Field Research in Administration and Supervision
  • Fundamentals of Education Administration and Management
  • Fundamentals of Educational Supervision
  • History of Education
  • Perspectives on Leadership
  • Philosophy of Education
  • School Finance
  • Seminar in Organizational Theory
  • Strategic Planning/Change

Boards and Presentations

Editorial Board

Education and Urban Society

International Journal of Education Reform

Governing Board

Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice

Invited International and University Presentations

Cattaro, G. M. (2012, November). School Leadership. London, UK: Southwark Headteacher’s Annual Conference

Cattaro, G. M. (2012, June). Education for School Leadership. Merelia, Mexico: Universidad Marista Valladolid

Cattaro G. M. (2009, July) At the Origins of the Global Village: Challenging Educational Leaders to Explore the Complexity of Our World. Lisbon, Portugal: Universidade Catolica Portugesa

Cattaro, G. M. (2008, July) Pedogogy of Paul. Pontifical University Bilicum: Rome, Italy

Cattaro, G. M. (2007, July) Integrity Educational Leadership: A view from the Southern Hemisphere. Buenos Aires: Pontifical University of Argentina

Cattaro, G. M., (2006, January). Refounding Catholic Education: Facoltá Teologidell'Italia Meridionale, Naples, Italy

Cattaro, G. M. (2005, July). Refounding: Challenge for Catholic Educators. Milan, Italy

Cattaro, G. M. (2005, January). Matters of Difference: Socio- Economic Government programs and Catholic Schools in the US. Nijmegen, Netherlands

Cattaro, G. M., (2004, October). Leading toward Identity: Constructing Purpose and Accountability in Catholic Schools St. John’s University

Cattaro, G. M., (2004, February). Intentionality: Catholic Identity of Catholic Schools. St. Peter’s College, Wexford Ireland

Cattaro, G. M., (2003, October) In the Service of Catholic Schools Conversations Beginning and Continuing

Cattaro, G. M., (2003, January). Maintaining the ethos of religious schools through staff development. Catholic University of the Netherlands, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Cattaro, G. M., (2002, November). Catholic school leadership: Organizational intentionality. Glenstal Abbey, Murroe Co. Limerick, Ireland

Cattaro, G. M., (2002, July). Art a treasury for catholic educators. Instituto Oblate Dell’ Assunzione, Florence, Italy

Cattaro, G. M., (2001, August). Top Learnings: Identity and Mission of Catholic Schools; A conversation between two Cultures. Maynooth University, Maynooth Ireland

Cattaro, G. M., (2001, June). Search for Leadership: Catholic School Leadership Programs. University San Francisco, San Francisco CA

Cattaro, G. M., (February, 2001). Identity nixus: At what cost religious identity? Catholic University of the Netherlands, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Cattaro, G. M., (1999, January). State aid to religiously affiliated schools in the united States. Catholic University of the Netherlands, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Cattaro, G. M., (1998, March). Staff development: The manna for refounding catholic schools. Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana, Rome Italy