St. Vincent de Paul Society

An international Catholic organization of Conferences comprised of laypersons that, in the spirit of charity and justice, seek to help those who are suffering.

Elizabeth Harrison,
President of Diocesan Council
969 Port Carbon St.
Pottsville, PA  17901
Phone/Fax (570) 622-6289
Voicemail (570) 429-2911

Special Education

The Special Education Programs Department promotes and fosters the Catholic identity of the Special Learning Centers and Aquinas Program; provides administrative support and supervision to the principals of the Special Learning Centers and Aquinas Program; represents the Office of Education on each Special Learning Center Development Advisory Board and participates on boards/committees whose mission is advocacy/service to children and adults with disabilities; prepares and monitors the Aquinas Programs’ budgets, reviews requests for financial aid, bills and receives tuition and maintain

Secondary Schools

The Secondary Schools Department assists the Superintendent in all matters and programs pertaining to Secondary Schools such as: developing Secondary Education curriculum, sponsoring staff development workshops, and working with the Secondary Management Assistance Team (SMAT). The Secondary Schools Department oversees and directs the Secondary Principals Committee, the Directors of Spiritual Activities Committee, and the Theology Department Chairpersons Committee.


This Personnel Department assists the Superintendent in matters and programs pertaining to the teachers of the Diocese, such as; recommending and interviewing lay teacher applicants for placement, reviewing teacher evaluation reports, conducting new teacher induction programs, and acting as a liaison of the Superintendent with pastors, principals, teachers, and parents in matters pertaining to teachers. The Department also participates in the deliberations of the Teachers Working Conditions Committee and the Ad Hoc Negotiating Committee.

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