SAN JOSE, July 16, 2015 – The Diocese of San Jose has announced the hiring of Dr. Tara Rolle as the first Assistant Superintendent, Director of Operations for the Drexel School System. This position was created as the Drexel Schools enters into a historic third year of operation as the leading network of blended-learning schools in the area.
The Drexel System was developed to reinvigorate Catholic education through the intentional stewarding of resources towards blended learning and data-driven instruction. Dr. Rolle was appointed as the first Assistant Superintendent of this Drexel System because of her extensive experience in Catholic School leadership, most notably her work using strategic data to drive instructional and institutional change.
Rolle comes to the Diocese of San Jose from the Archdiocese of San Francisco where she has served for the past four years as the principal at St. Raymond Catholic School in Menlo Park. Rolle also serves as a member on the Board of Directors at St. Francis High School in Mountain View. An alumnae of Catholic education, Rolle attended St. Francis for high school and earned her Masters Degree at Santa Clara University after completing her undergraduate degree at UCLA. Rolle holds multiple educational credentials including her Doctorate Degree in educational policy with her doctoral dissertation work focused on marketing and enrollment in Catholic education.
When asked about her decision to take on this new leadership position, Rolle enthusiastically replied, “The work of the Drexel System is exciting and important to the preservation and promotion of continuing Catholic education. I feel blessed to be charged with taking Drexel into their third year and beyond as we further formalize the metrics of blended learning so that Catholic schools throughout the country can use our programs as a template of best practice for developing sustainable and highly effective Catholic schools”.
Dr. Rolle’s official start date at the Diocese of San Jose will be August 1st.
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