Where We Serve: Sacramento
The sunny city of Sacramento is located in Northern California and is the capital of the state. It is home of the Sacramento Kings basketball team and the River Rats baseball team. The community also enjoys its close proximity to other neat places. Sacramento is located an hour and a half from San Francisco, Napa Valley and two hours from Lake Tahoe.
Teachers Serving This Community
Originally from Houma, LA
Torie Roig | ACE 18
What is your favorite teaching moment?My favorite teaching moment came when ACE required that I take time to observe another teacher in my Diocese. Having never missed a day of school, my students were shocked at the fact I would have somewhere else to be one morning when I notified them that I would not be at school until lunch the following day. This experience brought many sensations of surprise which included surprise at my own unease waking up knowing I would not greet my students the morning of my observation and their utter joy when I walked in the door. While their reaction of screams, laughter, and a huge group hug to meet my second foot in the door was not ideal for pre-established classroom management, this moment fulfilled a sense of completion. Yes, I was in my first year (attempting) to teach. Yes, the teacher I observed did so many things I needed to try at once. Yes, I pushed my students thoughts and abilities. Yes, they often met me with disparaging unenthusiasum. But, I was a constant presence in their lives that loved them and they loved me.
BackgroundB.A. History, University of Notre DameOriginally from Anniston, AL
Joe Terranova | ACE 18
BackgroundB.S. Biological Sciences with a minor in Environmental Sciences, St. Joseph's UniversityOriginally from Howell, NJ
Edel Mooney | ACE 19
What are you most looking forward to about your ACE site?I am looking forward to experiencing the culture and the way of life in California as I have heard it is notable different. I am also looking forward to experiencing new things and traveling around the area . I am eager to see my school and the important role it plays in the community.
BackgroundB.A. Education , Mary Immaculate CollegeOriginally from Galway, Ireland
Brian Argus | ACE 19
Why did you say 'yes' to serving with ACE?I said yes to ACE because of my desire to pay it forward. While I did not attend Catholic schools growing up, what I see in ACE is the commitment to fill the need of young, passionate teachers that can help provide the kind of educational experience I had while simultaneously developing their entire person as well.
BackgroundB.S. Biological Sciences, University of Notre DameOriginally from Ft. Wayne, IN
Jonathan Toups | ACE 19
What has been an ACE summer class that you've enjoyed so far?I really enjoyed the Integrative Seminar. It's the only course you couldn't get in any other Master's Program, and it's a great time to come closer with my community.
BackgroundB.A. English and Film, Television, and Theatre, University of Notre DameOriginally from Atlanta, GA