Former superintendent of Evansville Catholic schools publishes book

Special to The Message

Daryl Hagan, Ed. D., former Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Evansville, has published a book for Catholic schools administrators.

“Communion and Community: 46 Ways to Engage Catholic School Faculty and Staff During the School Year,” is Dr. Hagan’s first book. 

He currently serves as the Interim Director of Catholic School Accreditation for the Institute for the Transformation of Catholic Education at The Catholic University of America. He served the Diocese of Evansville as Superintendent of Catholic Schools for 12 years before joining CUA in mid-2022.

“Communion and Community” shares effective practices that will help Catholic schools promote genuine trust and collaboration among all members of the faculty and staff. For some Catholic educators, this is not in their comfort zone; however, this book is meant to give them the confidence to start with one activity and to experience the difference it can make in their school. “Communion and Community” includes activities that administrators can do with faculty and staff in each season of the school year, as well as activities by theme, so that they can customize the timing of the activities based on what they need.

The book is available on Amazon by visiting

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