Dr. Kevin Baxter

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Director, Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, University of Notre Dame

Former Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Can you imagine at the age of 39 being named the school superintendent for all 216 Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles?  No, neither can I.  But Kevin Baxter can.   Kevin took the fast track in Catholic leadership.  Indeed a mere six years after being named the elementary school superintendent, he became superintendent of the entire LA Catholic school system serving close to 80,000 students.

Dr. Kevin Baxter is now the Director of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana where braves the bitter (not LA) winters to oversee the formation of Catholic school leaders from around the country.  He is the co-author of “Greatness in Smallness: A Vision for Catholic Microschools” (NCEA, 2021) as well as co-editor of “Conscience & Catholic Education” (Orbis Press, 2022). 

It was a joy to hear him slow down and reflect on all he has learned in his fast-paced journey, especially what he is now discovering about the importance of patience in the right exercise of power.