Pamela Sanders to head diocese schools


The Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Morning Star Initiative announced the appointment of Pamela Sanders as the Superintendent of the Department of Education in the Diocese of Rockville Centre on July 7.

“I am extremely grateful to Bishop Barres and the MSI team for this tremendous opportunity,” Sanders said. “I am eager to work alongside the professionals in the Department of Education, pastors, principals, and faculty in our diocese in serving the families and students in our Catholic schools.”

Sanders has twenty years of experience in education in the diocese and worked most recently as the principal of Holy Name of Mary Catholic School in Valley Stream. She will assume her new position on August 1. In 2021, Sanders helped start a partnership as a pilot school under the Morning Star Initiative, a plan between the diocese and the Marianists to revitalize Catholic elementary school education on Long Island.

Previously, Sanders spent 14 years at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic School in Syosset, serving in the roles of assistant principal, director of religious education, director of the Confirmation program, middle school religion teacher, and kindergarten teacher. She began her career in Catholic education as a teacher’s aide at Trinity Regional School in East Northport.

Sanders earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from St. Joseph’s College, and her master’s degree in school building leadership from LIU Post. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in theology at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington.