Katy Walter Lichon, Ph.D.
Director, Catholic School Advantage; Director, English as a New Language; Faculty, ACE Teaching Fellows
Katy Walter Lichon serves as the Director of the Catholic School Advantage, as well as the English as a New Language (ENL) Program. She is also a faculty member with ACE Teaching Fellows. Lichon received her B.B.A. in marketing and management from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, her M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, and her Ph.D. in educational philosophy from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Lichon has taught in Atlanta, Chicago, and Santiago, Chile. She is passionate about linguistics, language acquisition, the role of maternal speech, and ensuring that English language learners thrive in our Catholic schools. Lichon has also helped to begin the two-way immersion program at Holy Cross School in South Bend, Indiana. She believes that educators are pivotal in forming a school environment where ELLs and their families are honored as assets in the school community. She resides in South Bend with her husband and three-year-old little girl.