Catholic School Champion: Sr. Gail Mayotte
When asked about what incited her own passion for Catholic schools, Sr. Gail says, "As a student within Catholic schools, I experienced the strength of community, the opportunity to learn about and express the Catholic faith, and the importance of service to others. I received an excellent, well-rounded education. As an adult, I wanted to work in that same environment and contribute towards shaping those valuable experiences for others."
Today, in addition to her role as professor, she directs field supervision visits of ACE teachers. She also works alongside Dr. Tom Doyle for ACE Collaborative for Academic Excellence, an effort to strengthen the academic quality of Catholic schools.
All of which emphasizes what she values most about Catholic schools: "[They] provide a place where the Gospel message is shared and expressions of faith permeate all aspects of school life; an experience of Christian community that supports and challenges each member; and a commitment to the holistic development of each individual student."