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Our Mission

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Remick Leader at the University of Notre Dame.

Nothing is more important for the future of our nation and our Church than the quality of our schools, and nothing is more important for the quality of our schools than the formation of the next generation of school leaders. In particular, today's Catholic schools need transformational leaders who will renew and transform our schools to meet the changing needs of our society and Church for years to come.

In the tradition of Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, the Alliance for Catholic Education's Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program forms leaders with "zeal – that flame of burning desire to make God known, loved, and served." 

The Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program of the University of Notre Dame prepares future principals of Catholic schools to lead with zeal. Remick Leaders join a national cohort of the nation's top emerging Catholic school leaders, and over the course of three summers and two academic years, they develop the skills and knowledge necessary to create a dynamic school culture by applying transformational leadership principles. They learn to cultivate a strong, positive, intentional Catholic school culture, apply executive management skills to direct school operations, and increase academic achievement through data-informed, mission-driven instructional leadership.

Please take some time to explore our website to learn more about becoming a Remick Leader, and feel welcome to email us at or call (574) 631-2253 if you have any questions.

Our nation's Catholic schools need people with the energy, enthusiasm, and tenacity to lead with zeal. I hope you'll consider joining the next national cohort of Remick Leaders.

Christian Dallavis, Ph.D.
Senior Director, ACE Leadership Programs