Assistant Middle School Superintendent, Brilla Schools Network

We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.

- Mary McLeod Bethune

Billy Bludgus serves as the assistant superintendent for middle schools at the Brilla Schools Network. In this role, he coaches and develops middle school principals, manages school performance, and is responsible for refining and scaling the middle school model. Prior to joining the Seton team, Billy spent six years with the Cristo Rey Network, a nationwide movement of Catholic, college-and-career-prep schools for students in underserved communities. He led the development of a Cristo Rey school in Miami, FL during its planning year, and he served as the dean of students and assistant principal at Cristo Rey San José (CA) during the school’s first five years. Billy began his career teaching abroad in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he also founded the House of Blue Hope (HBH), a non-profit organization which provides formal schooling, enrichment programs, wrap-around social services, and career planning. HBH currently operates five residential and community centers and a nursery school in Dar es Salaam. Billy holds a bachelor of science in mathematics and secondary education from the University of Miami, a master’s in education administration and policy from Fordham University, a master’s in business administration from Barry University in Miami, and a doctorate in Catholic educational leadership from the University of San Francisco.

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