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Photo courtesy of the Catholic Education Office - Diocese of Rockford

January 26, 2023

Vito DeFrisco MAEA ’06
, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Rockford since 2021, has announced he plans to retire on June 30.

Vito is concluding a long and successful career in Catholic education. Prior to serving as superintendent, he served as assistant superintendent of the Diocese of Rockford. Vito came to the Diocese of Rockford after serving as principal of St. Herbert School in Hoffman Estates (2006–2017).

Vito’s career also included positions at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Crystal Lake and at Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock. His education work also included service at the Institute of School and Parish Development in New Orleans and as an adjunct faculty member at Dominican University.

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