18 Best Stories of 2018
As we enter into 2019, we also look back on the past year and our 18 biggest stories and blog posts.
A man that needs no introduction, Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., came to Notre Dame this summer and spoke with the ACE Community about what it means to serve.
Elias Moo, the Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools, reflects on his time with ACE and his own personal journey towards becoming the educator he is today. Moo challenges all of us to become vulnerable and go out into the world as a beacon of hope.
The Very First 'Yes'
Audrey Scott goes back to the beginning of ACE and tells the story of Steve Camilleri, the very first ACE "yes".
Audrey Scott profiles Liam Driscoll's (ACE 24, Denver) experience with students living in difficult situations, and how he literally goes the extra mile to make sure they are able to receive a quality education.
Mary Forr, a member of ACE 18 in Atlanta and the Director of Life Issues for the Archdiocese of Washington, shares her experiences in the classroom and her focus on working with students of all different abilities.
Elizabeth Anthony spotlights Francisco Castillo-Fierro and his vision of bringing educational technology to communities that are traditionally underrepresented in techonology fields.
Audrey Scott writes about the difficult choices Gabe Moreno had to make during his early career and how his decision to turn to education has made him substantially happier and fulfilled.
Read more about the day best-selling author Cokie Roberts visited Maggie Blake's (ACE 24, D.C.) classroom and introduced her students to another side of history that is often forgotten; the women of the American Revolution.
"Window Moments" in Brownsville
When Kelly Griffith (ACE 23, Brownsville) found out she was going to be living and teaching in Brownsville, Texas, for two years, it felt like Steve Harvey crowning the wrong 2015 Miss Universe contestant. They probably read the wrong name. But during her time in South Texas, she started to notice “window moments,” or moments of clarity that revealed the reasons why she was there.
Connor Bliss (ACE 24, Mission, TX) thinks back on his decision to say “yes” to ACE and realizes that so much in his life since that moment has confirmed he is where he was meant to be.
Michael Debri, principal at All Saints Academy in Grand Rapids, MI and graduate of ACE Teaching Fellows and the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, shares his transformative experiences with ACE and how they have made him the principal that he is today.
Elizabeth Anthony talks about how a school’s success with blended learning is more than a focus on technology, it is also very much about the leadership, the culture, and the instructional practices in place.
Maria Murphy writes about the many ways that the ACE communty in Dallas is trying to get involved and reach out to as many different people as possible.
Embracing Change: St. Bernard School Becomes Second Largest Catholic Elementary School in Wisconsin through Latino Outreach Efforts
St. Bernard Catholic School, located in Northeast Wisconsin, has been a staple in the east side neighborhood of Green Bay since 1958. Read more to see how their Latino outreach efforts have made a great impact on the school and the community.
Elizabeth Anthony, the Associate Director for the Higher-Powered Learning Program, recaps the Blended Learning in Catholic Schools Symposium in Los Angeles. She shares her experiences from the event, the success that blended learning has had in Catholic Schools, and her hope for the future of education.