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ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

 
 Dr. Joe Bound  Director, Department of Education  ext. 8266
 Todd Blahnik  Assistant Director, Department of Education  ext. 8273
 Debbie Linnane  Office Manager | Administrative Assistant to Administrative Services Division  ext. 8303
 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

 
 Sr. Kay Klackner  Superintendent  ext. 8296
 Jane Schueller  Assistant Superintendent  ext. 8284
 Lisa Francl  Administrative Assistant  ext. 8279
 Diane Walters  Field Services Representative  
 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION/YOUTH MINISTRY

 
 Maria Schuette  Director  ext. 8285
 Maximus Clive Cabey  Assistant Director  ext. 8288
 Carol Fountain  Administrative Assistant  ext. 8309
 Sheila Re  Administrative Assistant  ext. 8283
 Torey Gostas  Love Begins Here Intern  ext. 8122
 

CAMP TEKAKWITHA

 
 Rebecca Sievers  Director  ext. 8162
 McKenna Rohan  Assistant Director  

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Who's Who at the Department of Education?

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Dr. Joseph BoundJoseph A. Bound, Ph.D., Director of Education: Joe is responsible for Administrative Services for parish religious education, Catholic schools, youth ministry, and Camp Tekawitha. He received his BA in Business Administration from Seattle University, his MBA from California State University, Stanislaus, and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. Along with supervising the Department of Education, Joe is also the main liaison between the Department of Education and the Diocesan Board of Education. He is responsible for development, finance/budget development, Lumen Christi grants, strategic planning, system board in-service, and system questions. 

Todd BlahnikTodd Blahnik, Assistant Director of Education: Todd has an MA in Private School Administration, from the Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Norbert College with a minor in Secondary Education. He has served as a High School Principal, Middle School Principal, and Elementary School Principal. Most recently Todd was the Director of Catholic Educational Services for the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System in Appleton. Todd is responsible for serving as the Diocesan point person for Meitler Consulting as they assist the Diocese in developing a long range strategic plan for Catholic Schools, Athletics, Crisis management, and Government Programs.

Debbie LinnaneDebbie Linnane, Office Manager | Administrative Assistant to Administrative Services Division: Debbie's main responsibilities include providing administrative assistant services to Dr. Bound, Director of Education, and assisting in the workflow of secretarial services for the education team. She also offers secretarial assistance in preparation of materials for the Diocesan Board of Education. 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Sister Kay KlacknerSr. Kay Klackner, Superintendent of Catholic Schools: Sr. Kay has an MA in Catholic school leadership/administration from Boston College, and Ed.D. in Catholic school leadership from the University of San Francisco. She has been an elementary teacher in the Diocese of Green Bay and in Arizona and Ohio; a school administrator in the Diocese and in Michigan; and associate professor/director of teacher education at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, Manitowoc. She is responsible foraccreditation (schools), Initial Educators Program, licensing questions, PDP's (Profession Development Plans), principals in-service, and Prospective Principals Program.

Jane SchuellerJane Schueller, Assistant Superintendent of Catholic Schools: Jane has been an elementary school teacher, St. Norbert College women's soccer coach, and principal of Resurrection Catholic School in Green Bay before coming to the Department of Education. She has a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an emphasis on elementary education from St. Norbert College. She is earning a Doctorate in Education from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. Jane is responsible forAll-Schools Mass, Dept. of Education website, guidance questions, PD 360 Program, standards, benchmarks, curriculum (secular subjects), Supportive Consultants Program, and teachers in-service.

Lisa FranclLisa Francl, Administrative Assistant, Catholic Schools: Lisa serves as the administrative assistant to Sr. Kay Klackner and Jane Schueller in the Catholic Schools Division. She provides secretarial support for leadership days, initial educator training, mentor and supportive consultant training. Other duties include placing and processing school orders. Lisa works with SEVIS, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program for our international exchange students, to obtain proper documents to study at our diocesan schools.

Diane WaltersDiane Walters, Field Services Representative, Administrative Services: Diane is Field Services Representative in the Department of Education's Administrative Services Division. Previously, Diane served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Diocese of Green Bay Department of Education.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION/YOUTH MINISTRY

Maria SchuetteMaria Schuette, Religious Education/Youth Ministry Director: Maria has a bachelor's in theology and secondary education, a master's in educational administration and is certified in religious education K-12. She taught theology at Xavier High School in Appleton. She enjoys hiking, being outside, family, reading, running and walking, baking, praying, writing letters, teaching, leading retreats, going to baseball games, watching sports, and volunteering. She is responsible for accreditation (RE), high school campus ministry, March for Life, scouting, standards, benchmarks, curriculum (RE & school religion), Steubenville conferences, theology of the body, youth conferences, and youth ministry consultation/resources.

Maximus Clive CabeyMaximus Clive Cabey, Assistant Religious Education/Youth Ministry Director: Maximus has a bachelor's degree in theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and a master of divinity degree from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, Yonkers, NY. Maximus has experience teaching Catholic high school religion in advanced placement psychology, and as a youth and young adult minister. He has more than 28 years of ministry experience and 12 years of experience in the business world. Maximus has a passion for PK-12 catechesis and evangelization, and a deep desire for Christian unity.

Carol FountainCarol Fountain, Administrative Assistant (part-time), Religious Education/Youth Ministry: Carol's responsibilities at the Department of Education are varied; she assists all directors and support staff as needed and is responsible for publishing the Department of Education newsletter. Prior to this assignment, she worked on the Faith Alive Schools initiative within the Department.

Sheila ReSheila Re, Administrative Assistant (part-time), Religious Education/Youth Ministry: Sheila serves part-time as the administrative assistant to Maria DeMeuse and Sr. Jacqueline Spaniola in the Religious Education/Youth Ministry Division.

Torey GostasTorey Gostas, Love Begins Here Intern: Torey, a UW-Green Bay student in elementary education and a volunteer catechist, has attended Steubenville Conferences and March for Life Pilgrimages, coached softball for elementary-aged girls. She works in a before-school program at St. John the Baptist School in Howard and is a staffing coordinator at Cadre. She attended St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School, Greenville, and St. Francis Xavier High School in Appleton. She has a twin brother, two more brothers and three sisters, plays softball and golf, rollerblades, hikes, and watches the Packers.

CAMP TEKAKWITHA

Rebecca Sievers Rebecca Sievers, Director of Camp Tekakwitha: Rebecca holds a master's in student affairs administration in higher education from Ball State University and a bachelor's in communication from St. Norbert College. She is a volunteer firefighter with the Village of Kimberly. Rebecca comes to us from UW-Green Bay where she served as director of summer camps and conferences and before that was coordinator of leadership and service at the University of Iowa. Rebecca is no stranger to Camp Tekakwitha -- she was a camper there for 10 summers as a child and worked as a counselor for four. Summer camps have had the single greatest impact on her personal growth and development to date and she is humbled to serve the Church through the ministry of camp. She enjoys cheering on the Packers and Badgers, hanging out with her family (especially her nine nieces and nephews), and running, CrossFit, spending time the family cottage in the northwoods, leading retreats, and volunteering. Her favorite saints are Kateri Tekakwitha, Padre Pio, Dominic Savio and Mother Teresa.

McKenna Rohan McKenna Rohan, Assistant Camp Director: McKenna (Fig at Camp) has been a part of the Camp family for five years as a camper, counselor, and lead staff member. She combines her passion for camp with an education in youth ministry and nonprofit leadership. "I never would have thought that coming to Camp Tekakwitha as a 12-year-old would have such a beautiful impact on my life further down the road! God sure has His ways, and I am so blessed to be able to continue working in a place where the beauty of Christ is present day after day in the joy of campers, the glorious sunsets, and the work of God's great creation. As the summer weeks continue and the seasons begin to change, I look forward to meeting many more Camp Tek families and sharing the love and joy of Camp with all."