Creating a sense of ownership by students and parents is key to helping Catholic schools in the Rochester region thrive. That from newly appointed Superintendent of Catholic schools, Anthony Cook. Cook says Catholic schools are community builders because they’re known for being a place a where families come together and where parental involvement in student academic life is valued. "All of our elementary schools are parish-run, so having that strength of a connection of a community to a school creates such an ownership by not only the students but the parents that are involved as well," Cook says. Cook was named superintendent by the Diocese of Rochester. He’ll be replacing Anne Wilkens Leach who is retiring. Cook is currently principal at Seton Catholic School in Brighton.