Dr. Erin Barisano is the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Orange, CA. Prior to serving as superintendent, Dr. Barisano spent five years as an assistant superintendent and WCEA Elementary Commissioner in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. She has served as a part-time faculty member in the Catholic School Leadership Academy at Loyola Marymount University where she earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership for Social Justice.
Dr. Barisano is a proud product of Catholic education. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a masters degree in Catholic School Administration from Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles. Dr. Barisano’s research interests focus on dimensions of spiritual leadership for Catholic school principals. She has presented at educational conferences across the country and is excited to actively lead and implement the Catholic Schools Strategic Plan in the Diocese of Orange. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu and Kappa Delta Pi and is the recipient of the Excellence in Educational Leadership Award from the University Council for Educational Administration.
Erin recently relocated to Huntington Beach, CA. She and her husband, Bart, have been married for twenty-two years and enjoy a blessed life with their two children, Sophie and Casey.