Archdiocese taps new Catholic schools, CFO leadership

February 13, 2024

HOUSTON — The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston recently announced that two new leaders were chosen as superintendent of Catholic Schools and as chief financial officer of the Archdiocese.

On Jan. 29, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo named Dr. Mazie McCoy as the next superintendent of Catholic schools. McCoy, currently the assistant superintendent of Governance and Leadership in the Archdiocesan 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 from 2014-2022.

McCoy will succeed the current superintendent, Dr. Debra Haney, on June 30. 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 volunteer at St. Angela Merici Church in Missouri City.

Following consultation with the Archdiocesan Finance Council and the College of Consultors, Cardinal DiNardo appointed Rose Michalec to serve as chief financial officer of the Archdiocese effective Feb. 1.

Michalec has served as controller for the Archdiocese since 2013. She has more than 30 years of experience in accounting and finance. She holds a BBA in accounting from the University of Houston and is a certified public accountant.

Michalec is an parishioner of Corpus Christi Church in Houston. Prior to joining the Archdiocese, she was the manager of Financial Reporting and General Accounting for the law firm Vinson & Elkins.