Department of Catholic Schools - Detroit Catholic Schools Department of Catholic Schools

Department of Catholic Schools

In his pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron calls for the Archdiocese of Detroit to undergo a "missionary conversion," which encompasses a "renewal of structures" that will allow us to be “Spirit-led and radically mission-oriented.”

Catholic schools, and our work to support them, are no exception to heed the Archbishop’s call as they are the premier teaching center of the Church.

The Department of Catholic Schools takes the stewardship of our Catholic schools and the families we serve as a sacred honor that currently requires some refining action.

In the coming months and years, the efforts to strengthen our school system will be supported by prayer, a robust vision and strategy that will be shared, and diligent collaboration with stakeholders.


In the spirit of servant leadership, the Department of Catholic Schools provides vision, direction, and supervision to Catholic school communities in order to assist them in the achievement of their mission to proclaim Christ and form joyful missionary disciples.


Department of Catholic Schools
12 State Street
Detroit, MI 48226-1823
ph. 313-237-4661


Kevin Kijewski, J.D.

Superintendent of Schools

Laura Knaus

Associate Superintendent

Northeast and Northwest Regions

Vince Schmidt, Ed.D.

Associate Superintendent 

Central and South Regions

May Bluestein, Ph.D.

Assistant Superintendent

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Steve Wasko

Assistant Superintendent

Strategic Planning and Accreditation

Jill Haines, J.D., C.P.A.

Assistant Superintendent

School Finance and Government Programs

Vic Michaels, C.A.A.

Assistant Superintendent

Student Services and Athletics

Michael Evoy


Student Services and Athletics

Brandon Malinowski


Student Services and Athletics

Angie Naylor

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Office Manager

Linda Tugwell

Administrative Assistant