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New Superintendent of Schools Appointed

Release Date:  Dec. 21, 2023

New Superintendent of Schools Appointed

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has announced the appointment of Matthew J. Daniels as Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, effective July 1, 2024. Mr. Daniels will assume this responsibility from Kathleen C. Kane, who is serving as Interim Superintendent for the 2023-24 academic year following the retirement of Susan M. Gibbons at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

Mr. Daniels is currently the Senior Director, Department of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Toledo in Ohio, overseeing 60 schools educating nearly 16,000 students, a position he has held since November 2018. Prior to his current position as Senior Director, Daniels served as principal at St. Rocco Catholic School in Cleveland, Ohio and principal at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Assumption, Ohio. He began his career in education as a member of the English faculty and as Faculty Technology Coordinator for St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo.

Mr. Daniels earned his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, where he was a four-year member of the Buckeyes football team, and holds a Master of Arts in Education Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Catholic Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University. He and his wife Jennifer are the parents of seven children.

Archbishop Schnurr commented, “Matt Daniels is a true champion of the critical importance of Catholic education to the evangelizing mission of the Church. His strong, faithful leadership will be a blessing to the schools of our archdiocese. At the same time, I am deeply grateful for the servant leadership shown by Kathy Kane who is guiding our Catholic Schools Office so professionally during this interim period.”

“I am humbled by the great tradition of Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati,” said Mr. Daniels. He continued, “I am grateful to serve alongside an excellent team in the Catholic Schools Office, and thrilled to toil with school leaders, faculty, staff, students and families to make Jesus Christ known, loved, and served in our Catholic schools. Catholic education is at the heart of the Church, so we educators must joyfully and zealously work to form saints and scholars for God’s greater glory.”


The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 51st largest Catholic diocese in the country, with around 435,000 Catholics, and has the fifth largest Catholic school system in terms of enrollment with nearly 40,000 students.  The 19-county territory includes 206 canonical parishes organized into 57 Families of Parishes, and 109 Catholic primary and secondary schools.


Jennifer Schack

Director of Media Relations

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

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