Ph.D., University of San Diego: Leadership Studies
M.A., Cal State San Marcos: Teaching, Learning, & Leadership
B.A., Harvard University: Folklore & Mythology
Dr. John J. Franey is the founder and CEO of Developing Difference Makers, LLC, an organization focused on providing professional development and coaching in the areas of leadership, education, personal development, and athletics. Dr. Franey is a former college baseball player and graduate of Harvard University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences with a specialization in K-12 Public/Private School Leadership. After serving for 10 years as a K-12 educator and coach, Dr. Franey worked for two years as a lead educational researcher at the University of San Diego. Having been a member of two Ivy League Championship teams as a baseball player at Harvard University, Dr. Franey believes strongly in the continual development of teams of individuals committed to success. He theorizes that the professional development of individuals and organizations should be a top priority for anyone interested in success. He is fully committed to making a difference in the lives of others through the work of the Developing Difference Makers organization.
This book details the impressive history of Catholic schools in the Diocese of San Diego and provides the impetus for revitalizing and sustaining local Catholic schools. The book, which includes 50 photos, delves into the growth of Catholic schools from as early as the 1700s, the religious sisters who taught in the schools, and a look at every Catholic elementary school, high school, and college.