We are Excited to Welcome Mr. Daniel Lodise to the CEC Family!
June 16, 2017
Dear Members of the Conwell-Egan Catholic High School Community:
After an intensive search led by the Conwell-Egan Catholic Board of Directors, in close collaboration with administrators from the Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future, it is our great joy to announce that Mr. Daniel A. Lodise has been selected as the new President of Conwell-Egan Catholic High School. His appointment takes effect July 1, 2017. Mr. Lodise is a native Philadelphian and graduate of Saint Helena Parish Elementary School as well as Roman Catholic High School for Boys.
Mr. Lodise will succeed Ms. Janet Dollard. In March, it was announced that she had accepted the newly created position of Director of International Programs in the Office of Catholic Education effective with the conclusion of the 2016-2017 school year. Please join us in extending prayerful best wishes to both Mr. Lodise and Ms. Dollard as they prepare for their new roles.
In his most recent position, Mr. Lodise served as the Chief of Staff for United States Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13). In this role he managed the operations of 5 congressional offices and 23 staff members, acted as a Senior Policy advisor and primary liaison with district stakeholders, and was responsible for implementation and logistics involving more than 50 district events. Additionally, Mr. Lodise, served as Congressman Boyle’s Chief of Staff from 2009-2014 while he was serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Prior to his time in government, he served as a Social Worker for the “Valley Youth House” in Philadelphia where he worked one-on-one with homeless youth who had aged-out of the foster care system. He also credits two transformative years serving as a teacher in the Vincentian Service Corps as an experience that has strongly molded him.
Mr. Lodise earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in History from Temple University and is currently pursuing a Masters in History and Political Science from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.
We extend our sincere gratitude to the interview committee and all who helped to bring this process to a successful conclusion. Collaboration is a core value in our organization. Moments such as these clearly reflect how important the joint work of the local board, the Office of Catholic Education, and Faith in the Future has become in creating successful schools. We believe that Mr. Lodise, along with current administrators at Conwell-Egan Catholic, are laser focused on equipping saints for life.
May the Lord bless you and your families as we prepare for the end of the school year and the beginning of summer.
Peace and all good things,