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Remick Leadership Conference

6th Annual Remick Leadership Conference
The 6th Annual Remick Leadership Conference features the action research projects of
candidates in the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame. 
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

July 12, 2013
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
9:00 am - 12 noon
A Letter from the Director
Dear Friends of Catholic Education:

The team and students of the program are happy for this opportunity to share the results of current research on Catholic schools conducted as the capstone experience of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program in the Alliance for Catholic Education.
The focus of the 2013 conference recognizes that Catholic school leaders are uniquely situated to engage in action research for positive change in their schools. The conference also reflects the belief that, through rigorous scientific inquiry, Catholic school leaders engage issues of justice through improved educational practices and structures. These Catholic school leaders are enacting innovative action research programs that incarnate the social teaching of the Church, evangelize the wider culture, and enliven Catholic education. Our need for missiondriven and data‐informed decision‐making remains strong; we are a better Church and educational community because of these projects.
A special word of thanks to our presenters, to Remick Leadership faculty members Drs. Anthony Holter, James Frabutt, and Frank O'Linn who directed these projects, and to Dr. Starkovich for her keynote address. The conference itself was organized by Dr. Holter with the help of many team members, and Catholic education is now a little more enlightened because of their efforts. We also extend our gratitude to our close friend, partner, and generous benefactor, Mary Ann Remick. Notre Dame, ACE, and the Leadership Program have been blessed beyond measure by her friendship and her commitment to Catholic education.
Enjoy the conference, and in the spirit of action research, take an idea or two back home that will bless your practice, for our dream is to transform and perfect Catholic schools.
Sincerely yours in Notre Dame,
Rev. Ronald J. Nuzzi, Ph.D.
Senior Director


Schedule of Events

  • Poster Session 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    • Remick Leadership researchers will display posters that summarize major components of their action research projects. The researchers will be present at these posters to discuss their research projects and answer your questions. The collegial atmosphere and open forum allow attendees to view posters and interact with the researchers at their convenience.
  • Keynote Address 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
    • Reflections on the Greatest "Job": The Ministry of Catholic School Leadership
    • Diane Starkovich, Ph.D., Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Atlanta


1st Annual Remick Leadership Conference 
Keynote: Rev. Ronald J. Nuzzi, Ph.D., Senior Director, Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program

2nd Annual Remick Leadership Conference
Keynote: Dr. Gregory Sterling, Dean of the Graduate School, University of Notre Dame

3rd Annual Remick Leadership Conference
Keynote: Sr. Mary Jane Herb, I.H.M, Ph.D, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Roman Catholic Dioceses of Albany, NY

4th Annual Remick Leadership Conference 
Keynote: Nicole Stelle Garnett, Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame

5th Annual Remick Leadership Conference
Keynote: Dr. Thomas Hunt, Professor, School of Education and Allied Professions, University of Dayton

6th Annual Remick Leaderhip Conference
Keynote: Dr. Diane Starkovich, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Atlanta