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61. Melodie Wyttenbach, Executive Director of the Roche Center

Published: April 27, 2020

Changing Our World‘s Jim Friend welcomes Melodie Whitenbach to the podcast this week. Melodie is the Executive Director for the Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College. Melodie talks about how she got interested in a career in Catholic Education. She also speaks about her recent trip to Rome with other Catholic School leaders, her plans for the Roche Center.

About Melodie Whitenbach

Melodie Wyttenbach, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Director for the Roche Center for Catholic Education and is a faculty member for the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Melodie served as Academic Director of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program for the Alliance for Catholic Education. She also served as President of Nativity Jesuit Academy for the NativityMiguel Network of Schools in Washington, DC. Melodie presents nationally on topics such as Catholic School Governance and Effective Board Management. She has also presented on Strategic Planning, Development, and Enrollment Management Strategies. She has also provided training on Making Schools Culturally Competent for New and Existing Latino Families. Melodie recently published with Dr. Mickey Fenzel, “Responding to the Call for Educational Justice: Transformative Catholic-Led Initiatives in Urban Education.” Melodie serves as the Chair for the Catholic Special Interest Group with the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She

is a member of the Leadership Development Advisory Council for the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). Melodie received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her Masters degrees in Educational Administration from Marquette University and Education from Mount Mary College. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University in Environmental Science.

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