Sister Carol Cimino, SSJ, EdD

The Best Girls in the WorldSister Carol recently completed a history of her community in the missions in Selma, Alabama on their 80th anniversary:

The Best Girls in the World: A History of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Rochester in the Missions of Central Alabama, 1940-2020

The events of March 7, 1965, known in American civil rights history as “Bloody Sunday” involved the Sisters of Selma in ways they could never have imagined, as they became embroiled in the battle for civil rights, tending to the wounds of those marchers who tried to cross the Edmund Pettis Bridge to make their petition for equality heard.

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Sister Carol is available now to come to your site for talks and workshops and welcomes invitations to speak or do an inservice for principals, DREs, teachers, catechists, parents, and boards. Contact Sister Carol to arrange a date.

Sister Carol Cimino is a Sister of Saint Joseph of Rochester. In June, 2018, she retired as the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Buffalo, NY. In that position she oversaw 50 elementary and high schools in an eight county area of Western New York State.

Sister Carol has served in a variety of positions in Catholic education, as teacher, principal, development director, and consultant. From 1987 to 2003 she was the Executive Director of the Catholic School Administrators' Association of New York State. From 2002-2013 she was a national religion consultant for the William H Sadlier publishing company and, in that position traveled to all 50 US states to conduct workshops, keynotes, and consultancies. In addition, she has served as an adjunct consultant with Catholic School Management Inc, and associate professor in the Catholic School Leadership program at Manhattan College.

The author of several articles, pamphlets and three books, Sister Carol is proudest of the fact that she is still the only religious woman to have been a three-day champion on "Jeopardy!".