Diocese names interim superintendent of Catholic schools

The Diocese of Sioux City has announced that Patty Lansink will serve as interim superintendent of Catholic schools while a search for a permanent replacement for Superintendent Dan Ryan, Ed.D., is underway. Ryan who is now the president at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, had been with the Diocese of Sioux City since July 2009.

Lansink7-13Lansink has been principal at St. Rose of Lima School in Denison since 2011 and has also served as assistant superintendent of the Diocese of Sioux City since 2015. Lansink will remain principal at St. Rose of Lima school on a part-time basis while serving as interim superintendent.

Lansink has more than 20 years of experience in education with a bachelor of science degree in zoology from Iowa State University and completed her teaching endorsement in science education. She earned a master’s of science in education from Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, and went on to complete her administrative endorsement through the Iowa Principal Leadership Academy. Lansink completed her education specialist degree at Wayne (Neb.) State University in December 2016.

Lansink and her husband Jayson live in Ida Grove and have three children: Madison, 17, Lauren, 13, and Sam, 8.

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