Welcome to DSHA, Ms. Cynthia Blaze!

Cynthia Blaze
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 
With the unanimous support of the DSHA Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Search Advisory Council, please welcome Ms. Cynthia Blaze to the DSHA community. She will start at DSHA on June 6, 2022. Ms. Blaze has spent the last thirty-one years working in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Ms. Blaze worked nine years for Central City Catholic Parishes, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, and the last twenty-two years as a theology teacher at Marquette University High School. She is accomplished in the application of Catholic Identity and Catholic Social Teachings, and helping teens find their voice within their school, Parish ministry, and their communities. She believes there should be no barriers to participation in all aspects of life for all people in their personal, academic, and career goals, regardless of their respective individuality. Ms. Blaze is passionate about her faith and always seeks to live a beatitude life, and feels very blessed to be able to share that faith-filled relationship with others. Whether in academic or communal life, she enjoys helping young people in their spiritual and social growth and inspiring their development towards adulthood. During her time with the Central City Catholic Parishes, Ms. Blaze was a full-time parish director, RCIA coordinator, and led the mission and ministry programming for the parish focused on children through senior adults. She is also a theology professor in the Archdiocesan Lay ministry program as part of the Brother Booker Ashe Lay Ministry Program.

At Marquette University High School, Ms. Blaze in addition to teaching theology, was the moderator of the predominantly African American Personal Responsibility, Improvement, Development, and Enhancement (PRIDE) homeroom, working to help students find success in integration, education, and social endeavors within the high school. She served as advisor for the MUHS Diversity Office, including work on Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, conferences, and other social and educational endeavors.

Ms. Blaze is a member of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Black Catholic Ministry Commission and a member of All Saints Catholic Parish (Milwaukee). She holds her Bachelor of Arts degree in religious studies from Cardinal Stritch University. She earned her Master of Arts degree in pastoral formation from St. Francis Seminary. She also holds a Master Catechist certification from Xavier University, New Orleans. Ms. Blaze also has three daughters who graduated from DSHA. And during the 2022-2023 school year, she will have four granddaughters attending DSHA.

Please join us in welcome Ms. Cynthia Blaze to DSHA!


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  • Kadi Anderson
    It was a pleasure to read your bio and look forward to meeting you soon. Kadi Anderson

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