Dr. Rhonda Clark named Catholic School Superintendent


Dr. Rhonda Clark, associate superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Biloxi, will now be moving on to the role of superintendent.

Dr. Rhonda Clark has been the associate superintendent of Catholic Schools for the past ten years. She earned a Ph.D. in education administration and supervision from Southern Miss. She also has a master’s degree. “It is an honor that Bishop Kihneman chose me and that he has the confidence in me to lead the Catholic Schools forward. I am very excited.”

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Principals of multiple Catholic schools along the Coast met with Dr. Clark at St. Patrick High School to discuss her new role and to plan for the upcoming school year. They are confident she will carry on the legacy of Catholic schools across the Gulf Coast because of her strong moral character and focus on Christ. St. Patrick High School Principal Matt Buckley said, “Dr. Clark has exhibited a strong career of passion towards Catholic education and I think that she is going to continue to do great things.”

Dr. Clark starts her position as superintendent on July 30th just as Dr. Mike Ladner starts his retirement. “We send our sincerest congratulations to Dr. Ladner on his retirement. He did a wonderful job as superintendent for the last 13 years and I know that Dr. Clark will continue that legacy,” said Buckley.

Dr. Ladner has served as superintendent since 2005. He led the reopening and rebuilding of Catholic schools after Hurricane Katrina. “I’m very thankful to Dr. Mike Ladner for the things that he did, for the foundation that he laid, and I’m just excited to continue that mission,” said Dr. Clark.

Dr. Clark urges parents with children not in one of the Catholic schools to come take a look at how unique they are.