Superintendent of N.O. area catholic schools to step down

Published: Sep. 22, 2016 at 10:14 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Archdiocese of New Orleans needs to find a new leader for its schools.

Jan Daniel Lancaster has informed the archdiocese she plans to step down from her role of superintendent of schools at the end of the school year. In her message to school leaders, Lancaster wrote, "It has been a blessing to serve with the archbishop and with each of you; although I find great joy in this position, I feel it is the right time to step aside now that the major objectives of the strategic plan have been completed. I will be working with the archbishop throughout the transition. I assure you that I will continue to faithfully serve you and our family of Catholic schools throughout the rest of this school year and that our ministry will always be in my thoughts and prayers."

Lancaster took on the job in 2011. Some of her work included the reorganization of schools that forced some campuses to add and drop grades.

The archdiocese plans to begin a search for Lancaster's replacement before the end of 2016.

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