Sarah Grey appointed assistant superintendent of Catholic schools

Published on March 25, 2021
Sarah Grey

The Office of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Sarah Grey as assistant superintendent of Catholic schools. In her role as assistant superintendent, Mrs. Grey will oversee curriculum, instruction, technology integration, and professional development for the 31 Catholic schools across the diocese. She will also coordinate school accreditation. Mrs. Grey has been serving as interim assistant superintendent since October 2020, following the departure of Mrs. Jill Annable, who joined the National Catholic Educational Association as executive director of academic excellence. Mrs. Grey assumed the permanent role on March 15.

“Upon Mrs. Grey’s arrival there was broad recognition that she had some very large shoes to fill, but here in the Office of Catholic Schools, we like to say we don’t fill shoes, we simply open new gifts,” said Dave Faber, superintendent of Catholic schools. “After five months in the interim role, and with the unanimous affirmation of a six-member team of Catholic school leaders, we are so grateful to welcome Mrs. Grey to our team as assistant superintendent.”

Mrs. Grey has been a Catholic school teacher and leader for the last 15 years. Before moving to Grand Rapids in summer 2020, she served as an elementary principal in a growing school within the Archdiocese of Denver. She also helped the Archdiocese of Denver launch a full-time distance learning option for students who chose remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mrs. Grey has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology with a minor in education, schooling, and society, and two master’s degrees, all from the University of Notre Dame. Her advanced degrees are both through Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE): a master’s in education through the ACE Teaching Fellows, and a master’s in educational leadership through the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program.

Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Grey to our alliance of Catholic schools!

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,000 preschool through 12th grade students throughout West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.

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