FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools Office is pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Vincent (Vin) Mancuso will join the CSO as assistant superintendent. Mancuso began on a part-time basis in early April while he completes his academic responsibilities at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, R.I, where he has served as teacher, coach, and administrator for the past 26 years.
“Vin brings a breadth of experience and talent to the assistant superintendent role,” according to Daniel S. Roy, diocesan superintendent of Catholic Schools. “As a school administrator at Bishop Hendricken, Vin has overseen and created educational programming, led professional development, engaged in strategic planning, and supervised the implementation of various strategaic initiatives. Coming from his experience of this unprecedented school year, Vin is ready to hit the ground running full-time starting July 1, and our school leaders are very excited to tap into his experience.”
“The current pandemic has elevated the visibility of Catholic education locally and nationally,” indicated Roger Sullivan, chairman of the Central School Board for the Diocese of Fall River. “We need strong leaders who are able to navigate the ever-changing educational landscape, in addition to the challenges faced by Catholic education in general. Vin’s vocation to Catholic education is a testament to his strong faith, vision, and understanding of change management at a leadership level. We are fortunate to have him join our leadership team.”
Mancuso added, “My career has been devoted to Catholic education at Bishop Hendricken, and I have been very blessed to spend 26 years with this wonderful organization. I feel that I am being called to expand on this experience at the diocesan level and this opportunity as assistant superintendent is a perfect match. Catholic education is facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities, and I am honored to contribute to the future success of the 20 schools in the Diocese of Fall River.”
Concurrently for 16 years, Mancuso also served as an instructor of aspiring Catholic school educators at Providence College’s Alliance for Catholic Teachers (PACT). He has also worked extensively with the Congregation of Christian Brothers Edmund Rice Network of Schools, where he evaluated school leaders and led accreditation visits. In his spare time, Mancuso served as the board chair of his children’s Catholic elementary school and led many fundraising activities.
Mancuso lives in Coventry, R.I. with his wife, Jill, and has a daughter, Bethany, and a son, Peter. He is an active member of the Saints John & Paul Parish in Coventry.
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