Matt Vereecke, Ed.D.

Matt Vereecke: Adjunct Professor of Catholic School Leadership

Professional Experience & Education

Matthew Vereecke, Ed.D. is the current Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Dallas, a growing school system with approximately 15,000 students across nearly 40 different schools. As Superintendent, he is responsible for the spiritual and academic formation of students within the diocese, and works hard to ensure that every student has the ability to access both college and heaven. Under the direction of Bishop Burns, Dr. Vereecke and his staff have developed new sustainability pilots, connected with national organizations and have elevated the Diocese of Dallas to be a major player in the national conversation on Catholic Schools.

Dr. Vereecke graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received his Master of Education from the same.  He earned his doctorate at the University of Oklahoma. In his experience within education, he has served as a teacher, principal and president of various schools, but is most passionate about his current work in Dallas.

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