Mary Jane Krebbs, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate StudiesCo-Director Institute
for Catholic SchoolsSullivan Hall 526Phone:
Dr. Mary Jane Krebbs is the Associate Dean for Graduate
Studies in the School of Education at St. John's University and has
recently been named Co-Director of the Institute for Catholic
Schools by Fr. Harrington, St. John’s President.
Dr. Krebbs holds a Doctorate in Administration and Supervision
from Fordham University and New York State certification as a
teacher, school administrator/supervisor and school district
administrator. Dr. Krebbs completed 40 years with the
Archdiocese of New York where she worked as an elementary school
teacher, a high school teacher, a high school administrator, and a
central office administrator. During the 19 years with the
Archdiocesan central office, Dr. Krebbs was the Associate
Superintendent of Schools working in the areas of curriculum
development and staff development for teachers and administrators
in grades pre-K through 12 as well as many governance and
partnership initiatives throughout the Archdiocese. She has been an
adjunct at Long Island University, Fordham University and St.
John’s University and represented the nonpublic schools on State
Education Department committees.
In addition to her responsibilities as Associate Dean, Dr.
Krebbs coordinates several programs for teachers and administrators
in the Tri-Diocesan area under the Institute for Catholic Schools.
These include the St. Vincent de Paul program for principals and
boards in the new academy governance structure for elementary
schools in the Brooklyn Diocese, a Curriculum Leadership Team
Program for the roll out of the Common Core in elementary schools,
projected seminars for the Common Core in Catholic secondary
schools, and a program in Not-For-Profit Management with St. John’s
Tobin School of Business.
Dr. Krebbs is a national presenter on curriculum issues and
Catholic Identity/Values integration. She has authored articles for
Momentum and Catholic Education:A Journal of
Inquiry and Practice, Today’s Catholic Teacher
and NCEA News Notes She has served on numerous boards and
is an active member of several professional
Dr. Krebbs was given the Leadership in Education Award in
November 2009 by the New York Conference for Administrators of
Independent and Religious Schools in Albany and was named Educator
of the Year by Salesian High School in March 2010.