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New Springfield Diocesan School Superintendent Plans To Promote Benefits Of Catholic Education

Daniel Baillargeon, Springfield diocesan superintendent of schools
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    The Springfield Roman Catholic Diocese will for the first time have a lay person as chief administrator of its school system.

    Bishop Mitchell Rozanski Tuesday announced the appointment of Daniel Baillargeon as the new diocesan superintendent of schools effective July 1st.

    He takes over a Catholic school system in western Massachusetts that has gone through closings and consolidations over the last decade and now has 13 elementary and secondary schools with an enrollment of about 2,700 students.

   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Baillargeon.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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