Diocese of Orlando Hosts FCC Administrators’ Conference and Expo

February 22-24, 2017

Theme: Together in Christ, We Serve All Children

Catholic school superintendents, associate superintendents, presidents, principals, development directors, directors of early education centers, and other administrators gather for their biennial conference February 22–24, 2017 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. This conference is an opportunity for participants to grow professionally, learn about the latest technology and academic trends, network with colleagues and offer prayers for students, parents and staff.

Most Reverend John Noonan, bishop of the Diocese of Orlando, and Henry Fortier, secretary of education and superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese, welcomed the FCC Administrators’ Conference and Expo recognizing the positive impact it will have on the state’s 240 schools and 86,000 students.

The theme of the FCC Conference is “Together in Christ, We Serve all Children” and it’s a common thread that was woven into over 30 professional development sessions led by many interesting and expert speakers in their fields who will cover an array of topics on technology, curriculum, early childhood development, STREAM, Catholic identity and faith formation, gifted and exceptional learners, serving Latino communities, best practices for Catholic schools’ governance and leadership, and much more.

The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Tammy Pawloski, Director of the Francis Marion University Center of Excellence.  She will speak on “Why Poverty Matters” and how administrators can reframe challenges faced in high-poverty schools as opportunities for uncovering often hidden potential.

“The FCC Administrators Conference is a wonderful time for administrators throughout the state to come together in fellowship and as a community for the mission of Catholic education.  This venue gives them the unique opportunity to learn, network with their peers, and find inspiration, through valuable educational sessions, to lead our Catholic schools so that we may continue to serve all children with Christ at our center,” said Fortier.

The FCC Conference is made possible in part by major sponsors including Catapult Learning, Facts/Ren Web, Petersons Velocity and many other corporate partners.  Over 40 exhibitors will be available throughout the conference showcasing their education-related products and services. 

About the Diocese of Orlando: The Diocese of Orlando has 79 parishes, 12 missions, 37 schools, and 5 Early Learning Centers that serve 400,000 Catholics through the administration of the Sacraments, the sharing of the Word of God and through many and varied ministries.  The ministry of this diocese touches every city and town in nine counties, encompassing 11255 square miles.  Mass is celebrated in 10 languages.  Led locally by our 5th Bishop, Most Reverend John Noonan, the Diocese of Orlando continues to build the Kingdom of God through the efforts of dedicated clergy, lay teachers and countless people who generously share their time, talent and treasure in wonderful abundance with those in need.

About FCC: The FCC (Florida Catholic Conference) is an agency through which the Catholic Bishops of Florida undertake collaborative educational and pastoral activities. The archbishop and bishops of the seven (arch)dioceses in Florida constitute its board of directors.