Veronica Alonzo, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor of Catholic School Leadership

Professional Experience & Education

Veronica Alonzo, Ed.D. has worked for 20 years in numerous Catholic schools. She is currently the Associate Superintendent for Operations for the Diocese of Dallas. Dr. Alonzo received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, her Masters of Art in Teaching from the University of Portland, and her Doctorate from the University of Phoenix in Educational Leadership. In addition, Dr. Alonzo has completed the Catholic School Leadership Program from the University of Dallas and is a graduate of the Alliance for Catholic Education Program from the University of Notre Dame that focuses on advanced teaching methods and a rigorous fellowship program. 

Dr. Alonzo has worked closely with the Superintendent of Dallas, Dr. Matthew Vereecke to strengthen and revitalize Catholic schools in the Diocese of Dallas. Together they are working to provide hope, opportunity and access for the most vulnerable.

News

Alumni Reimagine Education for Boys

Peter Searby, BA '01, feels that modern schools -- with a scarcity of opportunities for children to work with their hands and use their imaginations to explore their worlds -- are doing boys in particular a disservice. From this recognized deficiency, Searby conceived the idea for Riverside Center for Imaginative Learning. Also finding the education of boys to be a primary concern, Daniel Kerr, BA '03, opened St. Martin's Academy, a Catholic boys' boarding high school in Fort Scott, Kansas, in 2018.

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Crowley Trio: An Evening of Beauty

In an intimate gathering at the Museum of Biblical Art in February, UD celebrated the inaugural Crowley Chamber Trio Concert, "Music in the Museum," the first of three concerts that took place this spring. The opening performance rekindled the university's popular Crowley concerts, which first took breath more than two decades ago.

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Professor Applies Lessons Learned from Autistic Sons to All Life

Former Affiliate Assistant Professor of Spanish Nicole (Hammerschmidt) Lasswell, BA '03, and her husband, Martin, have two sons, Will and Stevie, both of whom have autism. For World Autism Awareness Day, the family was interviewed on Telemundo; because the boys are thriving, it seemed particularly important to the Lasswells to share their story and their hope with others.

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