Get to Know: Vickie Kauffold, new Assistant Superintendent
February 8, 2019
The Catholic Schools office is proud to announce the promotion of Vickie Kauffold to Assistant Superintendent of schools.
The assistant superintendent position was left vacant when Donna Bishop left the office in May 2018 to pursue other opportunities. Vickie Kauffold has served as Administrator of Standards and Assessments at the CSO for the past three years. She is a familiar resource to administrators and educators in the area already so her transition will be an easy one.
Here’s a bit about how she got here:
Vickie is originally from eastern Nebraska and her entire career has been in Catholic Schools. She was born in Beatrice, attended public school in Auburn, and then attended college in Crete, where she earned a BA in music education from Doane (College) University. Her career as a music teacher took her to Fremont Bergan, Boys Town, and St. James/Seton here in Omaha. During those years as a teacher, she earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from UNL and also a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Doane (College) University. She then moved to Wahoo and became principal and later curriculum director for the catholic schools in Saunders County.
“We enjoyed the opportunity to raise our two daughters in a small town and are thrilled that they work as missionaries in their adult lives. As empty nesters we now enjoy the amenities that come with living in Omaha,” Vickie said.
“The allure to work in the Catholic Schools Office was the opportunity to share my leadership experiences with the schools here in the Archdiocese and provide resources, support and guidance to our school leaders. My experiences range from Kindergarten to 12th grade, where I worked in a large metro school, a medium sized rural school, and even a small combination classroom elementary school. All of those school scenarios exist right here in the Archdiocese. When it comes to leading a school, each of those scenarios have their own unique joys and challenges.”
Vickie shared even more about herself and what she likes about the job and her faith below:
One of my favorite things to do is to visit the schools. In those visits I am able to talk to our dedicated teachers, witness the students in their learning environments, and observe the unique qualities of the school and the surrounding community. Each school community has a strong core of faithful lay people who are keenly interested and invested in the success of their local catholic parish and school. Another aspect that I’m drawn to here in the Archdiocese is the very clear message and deliberate actions that are challenging all Catholics to Encounter Christ, Live Mercy and live as Disciples of Christ. I enjoy the opportunities to attend a weekday Mass once or twice during the week, and to offer up my day to God as I pray in the morning. One thing that my husband and I do in our personal lives is invite people to our home on Sunday nights to pray two mysteries of the Rosary. It is an open invitation to all we encounter to come and spend time in prayer and fellowship. I am grateful for the journey that has led me to this new position.
And we are all grateful for her expertise and passion. Please join us in congratulating her on her new position.