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Assistant Director

Center for Catholic School Effectiveness, Loyola University Chicago

  • Provides professional development programs and consulting services to Catholic school teachers and administrators;
  • Plans and develops program initiatives and grants for CCSE;
  • Consults with schools and dioceses on school improvement;
  • Participates in CCSE research and publication activities;
  • Teach courses and advise students in the School of Education.


St. Michael Parish School

  • Developed and implemented PBIS system
  • Developed Academic Support Management Program
  • Initiated technology upgrades
  • Oversaw capital improvement program
  • Established curriculum review process
  • Conducted ISBE/ Diocesan Evaluation process
  • Supervised building of 45 staff members
  • Re-designed arrival and dismissal protocol
  • Initiated new Development Initiative with new marketing plan

Special Education Coordinator

Cooperative Association for Special Education

  • Supervised Special Education Operations in District 89
  • Planned and implemented PBIS system
  • Implemented standards based IEPs
  • Planned special education in-services for general and special education staff

School Psychologist/ Department Chari

Highland Park High School

  • Supervised Special Education Staff of 50 members
  • Managed federal and state grants
  • Coordinated staff development initiatives
  • Developed curriculum review process

School Psychologist

Schaumburg District 54

  • Coordinated identification process for Gifted program
  • Planned staff development initiatives for local schools
  • Provided technical consultation related to critical thinking
  • Maintained active counseling load
  • Provided consultation/collaboration to teaching staff
  • Conducted case study evaluations

Invited Institutes

Shifting the Way We Think: Moving from Manager to Innovator.  Seventh Annual Instructional Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness and the National Catholic Educational Association, Chicago, IL November, 2011

Monitoring the Mission.  Sixth Annual  Instructional Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness and the National Catholic Educational Association, Chicago,Il November 2010

Summer Institute for Catholic School Leaders-“Shifting the Way We Think: 21st Century Catholic School

Improvement” (Co-led with Dr. Lorraine Ozar) Dioceseof Buffalo, Buffalo, New York June 2010

Diocesan Institute "Meeting the Needs of the Millennial Learners" (Co-led with Dr. Lorraine Ozar) Diocese of Reno, October 2009

Teaming with Results (Co-led with Dr. Lorraine Ozar) Archdiocese of Seattle, Seattle, WA June, 2008

Leading an Exemplary 21st Century Catholic School (Co-led with Dr. Lorraine Ozar) Archdiocese of Seattle, Seattle, WA June, 2007

Response to Intervention

Catholic School Leadership

Catholic School Leaders

NCEA Notes


Michael J. Boyle is the Assistant Director of the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Boyle has worked in education in a variety of settings and roles. As a school psychologist at both the high school and elementary levels, he worked with students across a broad range of areas of exceptionality. He has also served as a special education administrator in several public school districts. Additionally, Dr. Boyle also served as principal in a Catholic elementary school. 

Presently, Dr. Boyle is the primary author of the “Sustaining Outstanding Schools” column, published in the NCEA Notes newsletter. He also serves on the governing board of Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice. The National Catholic Education Association published Dr. Boyle’s book, Response to Intervention: A Framework for Catholic Schools, in April 2010. 

Dr. Boyle has provided staff development programs to a number of educational agencies across the country in the areas of differentiation, school-based problem solving teams, critical thinking skills, and issues in special education.

Courses Taught

CIEP 401 Program Evaluation

CIEP 402 Exceptional Children

CIEP 410 Legal Issues in Educating Children with Disabilities

CIEP 414 Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners

CIEP 425 Classroom Assessment

CIEP 440 Curriculum Development

CIEP 450 Educational Psychology

CIEP 451 Psychology of Learning

CIEP 462 Professional Seminar-School Psychology

CIEP 463 Leading for Social Justice

CIEP 472 Seminar: Professional Development

CIEP 488 Using Data to Improve Instruction through Action Research

CIEP 520 Doctoral Research Seminar

CIEP 560 Using Response to Intervention to Improve Curriculum and Instruction

CIEP 563 Ethics and School Psychology

Professional Presentations

National Catholic Educational Association National Conference Boston, MA (April, 2012)

· Using RtI as a  Framework for Prevention

National Catholic Educational Association Special Needs Conference San Diego (February 2012)

· Using RtI for Continual School Improvement

National Catholic Educational Association National Conference, New Orleans (April 2011)

· Charting the Course: Rti In Catholic Schools

National Catholic Educational Association Special Needs Conference, Savannah, GA (January, 2011)

· Using PBIS in Catholic Schools

National Catholic Educational Association National Conference. Minneapolis, MN (April 2010)

· Developing Tier One Strategies

· Developing Tier Two Strategies

· Teaming with Success: A Professional Development Strategy for elementary educators

· Teaming with Success: A ProfessionalDevelopment Strategy for secondary educators

National Catholic Educational Association Special Needs Conference , Anaheim, CA (January 2010)

· A Brave New World: RtI and Catholic Schools

National Catholic Educational Association Annual Conference, Anaheim CA (April, 2009)

· Myths and Realities of RtI and Catholic Schools

· Preventing Curriculum Casualties: Universal Design in Catholic Schools

National Catholic Educational Association Special Needs Conference, Charleston, SC (January 2009)

· Myths and Realities of RTI in Catholic Schools

National Catholic Educational Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN (April 2009)

· Designing for Universal Success

· Creating Teacher Assistance Teams

Community Involvement

Member, Governing Board for Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice

Member, Academic Advisory Board. Chicago Jesuit Academy, Chicago, IL.

Member, Education Commission. Holy Trinity High School, Chicago, IL

Member, Principal Search Committee. Holy Family Academy, Bensenville, IL.

Consultant, Response to Intervention Handbook, Diocese of Joliet

Multiyear Projects

“Opening the Doors to All”  Using RtI for Continuous School Improvement in Urban Catholic Schools. Sponsored by the Big Shoulders Fund, Chicago IL (2009 -Present)

Indonesia Secondary Education Development Program ( ISEDP). Partnership between Loyola University,

Sanata Darhma University, and the Jesuit Province–Jakarta, Indonesia (2007- 2010)

CCSEOnline.  Online professional development for the teachers of the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Funded through the Brach Foundation. (2008-2009)

Diocese of Peoria Using Backward Design for Curriculum Planning (2007-2009)

Workshops and Presentations

·   Charting the Course: RtI in Catholic Schools-Our Lady of Charity, Cicero, IL

·Creating Teacher Assistance Teams in Catholic Schools,Diocese of Joliet, Romeoville, IL 

·    PBIS for Catholic Schools-St. Ann School, Chicago, IL

·    Positive Approaches to Working with Behavior-ACE Chicago Group, Chicago, IL

·Charting the Path-RtI in Catholic Schools, Keynote presentation, Diocese of Joliet, Oak Brook, IL

·RtI in Catholic Schools: Next Steps, St. Alphonsus Ligouri School, Des Plaines, IL

·    Creating A Thinking Curriculum-Queen of All Saints, Chicago

·   Infusing Critical Thinking into the Curriculum-Queen of All Saints, Chicago

·   Using Positive Approaches to Behavior Management-Queen of All Saints, Chicago

·Positive Behavioral Supports –St. Isidore Catholic School, Carol Stream

·    RtI-The Next Steps-St. Anthony School, New Berlin, WI

·    RtI-Charting the Course-Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

·High Yield Strategies for Differentiation-Queen of All Saints, Chicago, IL

·Positive Behavior Management -Workshop  St. John the Baptist School, Winfield, Il.

·Universal Team Training Workshop  St. Mary School, Mokena, Ill.

·“High Yield Strategies” Workshop for Queen of All Saints School, Chicago.

·Differentiated Instruction through High Yield Strategies  St. Tarcisus School, Chicago.

·Positive Behavioral Supports -St. Isidore School, Carol Stream, Ill.

·Universal Team Training-St. Isidore, Carol Stream, Ill.

·Workshop-Positive Approaches to Dealing with Behavior- Holy Family Academy, Bensenville, IL

·Introduction to Response to Intervention for Principals Workshop for principals, Diocese of Joliet.

·Response to Intervention -Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL   

·Creating Rubrics -Our Lady of the Westside School Chicago, IL

·Response to Intervention -Archdiocese of Chicago Maria High School Chicago, IL

·Celebrating Student Strength St. Joseph School Downers Grove, IL

·Infusing Critical Thinking into the Curriculum-St. Ethelreda Chicago, IL

·Creating Teacher Assistance Teams-Diocese of Joliet, Romeoville, IL