Dr. Mazie McCoy named new Catholic schools superintendent

January 29, 2024

Bishop Italo Dell’Oro, CRS, announced Monday, Jan. 29, that a superintendent search committee, comprised of school pastors, principals, donors, and archdiocesan officials has selected Dr. Mazie McCoy as the next superintendent of Catholic schools.

Dr. McCoy, currently the assistant superintendent of governance and leadership in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Catholic Schools Office, has more than 30 years of educational experience.

She served 11 years as a public school teacher before joining the Archdiocesan school system. She previously served as principal of St. Mary of the Purification Catholic School from 2003-2014 and Corpus Christi Catholic School (2014-2022).

Bishop said he and Daniel Cardinal DiNardo thanked current Superintendent Dr. Debra Haney, who earlier announced her retirement, for her years of service, leadership, and dedication.

“Over the next few months, Dr. Haney and Dr. McCoy will be collaborating on an orderly transition. Dr. Haney’s last day will be in late June, and Dr. McCoy will immediately succeed her at that time,” Bishop Dell’Oro said in his congratulatory announcement.

Dr. McCoy holds a Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Students from Sam Houston State University, a Master of Education, Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston, Victoria, as well as a Doctorate of Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Texas Southern University. She is a parishioner and active volunteer at St. Angela Merici Church in Missouri City.