Interview Highlights

– Speaks about the Pope’s visit to NYC. “What jumps out at you when in his presence is his humility.”

– “In our inner city schools 65% of our kids live below the poverty line, yet 97% of them are going to college.”

– “Our biggest challenge is trying to keep our schools financially sustainable.”

– The cost to educate a child in Catholic schools is $7,000 per year but $4,400 is the average tuition. The difference must be made up through fund-raising. 

About Timothy J. McNiff

Timothy J. McNiff, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools. Prior to coming to New York in September 2008, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Timothy J. McNiff spent 13 years as Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Arlington, Va. He is an active member of numerous organizations dedicated to Catholic Education, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Education Committee in Washington, D.C., and the Christian Brothers Employee Benefit Trust in Chicago. Dr. McNiff received a Doctorate of Educational Administration from the University of Sarasota, a Masters of Educational Administration from Bowie State University and a Bachelors of Arts from Frostburg State University.

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