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Marianela Nuñez: Connecting Latino Families to Catholic Schools with the Reform Leaders’ Summit

on Thursday, 14 February 2019.

Marianela Nunez - Reform Leaders' Summit

If it is true that “your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world's greatest need,” Marianela Nuñez has found that vocation in the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey. Nuñez, an exuberant woman who emigrated from the Dominican Republic, directs the diocesan Latino Enrollment Initiative where she connects Latino families with Catholic schools. In this role, Nuñez is able to utilize so many of her gifts and skills: her communication background, natural affability, and love for her community and culture. Because Nuñez does such excellent work building the Latino community among South Jersey Catholic schools, she was nominated to attend the Reform Leaders’ Summit to broaden her understanding of educational choice in the United States.

The Grace of a Story Well-Told

on Monday, 11 February 2019.

By: Brian Scully - ACE 22, Biloxi

Grace of a Story Well-Told

Why does Christ so often talk in stories?

You could likely recite them given their opening lines alone: “A sower went to sow some seed…”; “There was a father who had two sons…”; “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector…” It seems every time someone asked a tough question, Jesus had a great story ready to tell.

Catholic Schools and the Gospel of East Harlem

on Wednesday, 23 January 2019.

By: Seamus Ronan, ACE 23 - New York

Alliance for Catholic Education - Partnership Schools - Harlem

“Whatever it takes, is what it takes.”

That is the Gospel of East Harlem, where Our Lady Queen of Angels (OLQA)  has proudly stood since 1892. Principal Stephanie Becker (Remick 12) and Academic Dean William Beller introduced this phrase to our faculty in October.

From Participant to Presenter: Dr. Anna Egalite and the Reform Leaders’ Summit

on Monday, 21 January 2019.

Dr. Anna Egalite Reform Leaders' Summit

When Anna Egalite applied for the Reform Leaders’ Summit in 2010, she had lived in the United States for just two years, and she was hungry for answers regarding educational choice. Egalite came to America through the Irish Teaching Fellows and taught at Sacred Heart Interparochial School in Pinellas Park, Florida. During her first year of teaching, Egalite witnessed her low-income students bounce back and forth between the local public and private schools.

“Press Forward and Fear Nothing”: The Impact of a Remick Summer on St. Mark School

on Thursday, 17 January 2019.

Dom Fanelli: Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program

Dominic Fanelli is halfway through his second year as principal at St. Mark the Evangelist School in Harlem–one of six schools in the Partnership Schools network. It's a time he says is characterized by St. Katherine Drexel’s guidance to “press forward and fear nothing.”

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