CSF Leadership Program

The CSF Leadership Program is designed to develop the next generation of dynamic, effective, mission-driven school leaders in collaboration with the Catholic Schools Office.

Meet Our New CSF Apprentice Leaders


Julia Fiedler-Ross
St. Raphael School, Medford
Julia Fiedler-Ross, who has been at St. Raphael School since 2015, was the Math Coordinator and Middle School Math Teacher prior to becoming the Dean of Academics. Ms. Fielder-Ross received her master’s in education in Curriculum and Teaching from Boston University and a bachelor’s in Elementary Education from the University of Portland. When Ms. Fiedler-Ross is not teaching, she likes to exercise, read, play guitar, and spend time with friends.


Donna Henderson
St. Michael School, Lowell
A native of Lawrence, Donna has dedicated her life to providing educational opportunities to inner-city children and those from various walks of life. This may be seen through the evolution of her career and the path she has taken in education. A product of Catholic schools, Donna is most comfortable in the classroom where her depth of faith and love of all facets of education come to life for her students. Mrs. Henderson is a graduate of Clark University in Worcester with a degree in Psychology and Elementary Education and certification in grades 1-6. She has completed graduate work at Boston College in School Administration. During 17 years at Saint Louis School in Lowell, Donna taught multiple grade levels and filled various administrative roles within the school as well as coordinating various fundraisers and community outreach programs. Donna is now at St. Michael School, where she is the CSF Apprentice Principal. Honored to be selected as a CSF Apprentice Leader and a part of the Lynch Institute, Donna aspires to carry on the legacy of positively impacting urban education and inspiring students to become leaders, to value their education, and to make the journey of learning joy-filled and fruitful.


Bailey Magazzu
St. Patrick School, Stoneham
Bailey Magazzu has taught at St. Patrick School for nine years, and has been a member of St. Patrick Parish for 18 years. She has a BA in History/Minor Latin American Studies from St. Anselm College, a MS in International Business from NH College (known today as Southern NH Univ) and a M. Ed. from Salem State. In addition, Mrs. Magazzu was awarded the Local VFW Post 620 National Citizenship Education Teacher Award in 2016. Her success in her profession is based in part on her love of learning. Mrs. Magazzu said, “I still love going to school and I attend as many professional workshops as I can to stay up-to-date on technology and new teaching strategies, so I can share immediately with my students.”


Kristina Relihan
Mission Grammar School, Roxbury
Kristina Relihan has been working at Mission Grammar for 3 1/2 years as the K1 and K2 teacher.  She is CSF Apprentice Principal is also the Social Emotional coach. Mrs. Relihan went to Wheelock College for her undergraduate and graduate degree in Early Childhood Education. In addition, she is currently enrolled in Lynch Leadership Academy Cohort 7. Mrs. Relihan is passionate about her students and her role at Mission Grammar. She said, “At the end of the day, we’re all here to empower our scholars to succeed. We are changing the dominate narrative and creating counter narrative because we are on the road to college at three months and the sky is just the beginning of how far we can go.”