Cathy Cramer leads the team responsible for the business activities at Seton Catholic Schools, including budget administration, financial management and reporting, school operations and human resources. Her primary goal is to ensure the long-term sustainability of our parish schools by driving savings through effective financial management, network-wide administrative support and procurement efficiencies. Cathy has over 28 years of experience in school business management, having held various leadership positions in the Waukesha, South Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Greendale school districts, most recently serving as the Director of Business Services for the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Cathy and her husband, Dave, live in South Milwaukee and have been parishioners of St. Matthew’s in Oak Creek for nearly 30 years. They have two adult children.
Leni DietrichDirector of Curriculum and Instruction
Leni Dietrich is a long-time suburban and urban education leader responsible for driving curriculum development and instructional practice across the Seton Catholic Schools network. She manages a team of coaches and master teachers and supports principals, deans and teachers to provide engaging and effective instruction for all students. Leni joined Seton from Schools That Can Milwaukee where she was a School Leadership Coach supporting public, charter and private school principals to improve school culture and instruction. Previously, she was principal of Highland View School and director of K4 instruction in the Greendale School District. Leni is passionate about bilingual education and launched Greendale’s elementary Spanish program in 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a former adjunct professor at Alverno College.
Leni and her husband live in New Berlin. Her hobbies include tennis and travel.
Sam ColemanDirector of Student Services
Sam Coleman brings a wide variety of leadership experience in the education and community service sector to the Director of Student Services position. With nearly ten years in urban education, Sam has a thorough understanding of social and cultural structures within the urban community that impact student performance.
As Director Student Services, Sam develops and implements support systems for students related to guidance, before and after school care, special education and student health and wellness. He is also charged with building and facilitating partnerships within the community and developing strategic initiatives to benefit students.
Most recently, Sam served as Chief of Staff to the President of Milwaukee’s Common Council and as Dean of Students with Milwaukee Public Schools where he oversaw school safety and worked to build a school environment that supported student academic success.
Sam holds Masters’ Degrees from Concordia University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sam resides in Milwaukee and enjoys cooking and public speaking. His work is motivated by a sincere commitment to leading for equity and social justice in Milwaukee.
Paul HohlDirector of Schools
Paul Hohl is a Director of Schools with the Seton Catholic Schools Network. In this role, Paul works directly with four schools – St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Martin of Tours and Mary Queen of Saints. Paul will work with school staff, parish staff and community members in a wide variety of ways with the goal of improving schools, increasing student achievement and building more effective communication and collaboration between the schools, parishes and the Seton network. Paul has been with the Seton network for two years as a leadership coach and part-time principal after 21 years as principal at St. Sebastian School in Milwaukee and another 10 years as a teacher in Catholic and public schools. He served on the Seton Catholic Schools Design Team as principal liaison and helped develop the Seton network model.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Paul has a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Akron and a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Paul and his wife Kathleen reside in Franklin and their son Jordan is entering his second year of Graduate School at Wisconsin Lutheran. Paul has a great love of sports and works at basketball games for the Marquette University men’s and women’s teams, occasional Milwaukee Bucks games, and he has served as a youth sports coach for Franklin Little League, St. Sebastian and Marquette University High School.
Ryan KrienkeDirector of Schools
Ryan Krienke has been serving Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for 12 years and all of those have been with Seton Catholic Schools. He began his career teaching at Blessed Savior School. Most recently he served as principal at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School and Catholic East Elementary.
As Director of Schools, Ryan is responsible for managing a portfolio of school leaders across the city of Milwaukee. As part of those responsibilities, he develops the principal and the leadership team to fully implement and execute the mission, values and initiatives of Seton Catholic Schools. Ryan also supports school leaders in developing and implementing parish and community engagement plans.
Ryan completed his undergraduate at Valparaiso University, and holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Marquette University where he also earned his principal’s license. Ryan and his wife live in Milwaukee with their twin daughters, who attend Catholic East Elementary. Ryan is a faith-filled Catholic and is committed to supporting urban Catholic education within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.