Archbishop Hartmayer announces Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Office of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Atlanta recently shared the news that Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer, OFM Conv., has announced that Mr. Harry "Hal" Plummer has been named Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Atlanta. He will replace Dr. Diane Starkovich when she retires on June 30.

Per the letter shared by the Archbishop, Mr. Plummer comes with 40 years of experience in education, including work as a parish catechetical leader, teacher, principal and superintendent. Most recently, as Superintendent for Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona, he oversaw more than 35 Catholic elementary and high schools and worked on the executive committee for Catholic Education Arizona.

Prior to that, he worked in mission territory, including a stint as a teacher on a reservation in South Dakota and as Director of Education for Sacred Heart Southern Missions in northern Mississippi.

Mr. Plummer holds a master's degree in educational administration from Central Michigan University as well as a master's in pastoral theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

He and his wife raised eight children. They are overjoyed that the move to Atlanta will bring them nearer to their children and grandchildren.

We are excited to welcome the new superintendent to Atlanta and to invite him in to our St. Pius X school community.