Since its inception, the Latino Enrollment Institute (LEI) has relied on the expertise of mentor principals to help Catholic schools around the country achieve significant enrollment gains. The experience, accountability, and personal attention that these leaders provide has been a defining characteristic of the LEI, helping Catholic school principals—and their teams—institute lasting changes.
We are excited to highlight three of our LEI Mentors who will soon have the opportunity to share their knowledge, experience, and gifts with an even wider audience. Patty Lansink, Haidee Todora, and Toni Vaeth have each been promoted to new leadership positions within their—or new—(arch)diocesan Catholic schools offices.
All three of these Catholic school principals attended the LEI as participants in 2014, and for the past three years have served as mentors to other principals in the program. They were each invited to join the LEI leadership team after exhibiting exceptional sensitivity to the needs of their school communities, knowledge of best practices in working with Latino students and families, and the ability to lead their faculty/staff in this endeavor.