José María del Corral
José Maria del Corral is the World Director of Scholas Occurrentes appointed by Pope Francis. Scholas Occurrentes is a network present in more than 70 countries across 5 continents and integrates more than 400 000 schools worldwide, a “call to create the Culture of Encounter”, founded by Pope Francis.
A theologian and a teacher by training, he served as teacher and principal at all levels of the educational system and was a pastoral coordinator in numerous schools. He was tutor, Director of Studies, Vice-Rector, Rector and Director General in several parishes, and congregational and lay schools. He was also the founder of School of Neighbors, a project created to transform education, achieving the integration of students of different faiths and origins.
Among other distinctions, he received the UNICEF award for the educational organization most mobilized in the world by inclusion, from Queen Letizia of Spain.