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Catholic Schools Week 2020 - For Our Communities

on Monday, 27 January 2020.

By: Patrick Couch (ACE 23 - Memphis) - Associate Program Director, ACE Teaching Fellows

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - Alliance for Catholic Education

Throughout Catholic Schools Week 2020, we'll be sharing some of our favorite Catholic Schools Week reflections that ACE graduates, team members, and friends have submitted over the years. The below reflection is from Patrick Couch and was originally published in 2017


How do you survive without community? You can’t.

Well, at least I can’t.

My roommates are my lifeline. My sanity. And, most importantly, my JOY.

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - For Our Parishes

on Sunday, 26 January 2020.

By: Deacon Nick Senger

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - Alliance for Catholic Education

Throughout Catholic Schools Week 2020, we'll be sharing some of our favorite Catholic Schools Week reflections that ACE graduates, team members, and friends have submitted over the years. The below reflection is from Deacon Nick Senger and was originally published in 2013


An empty Catholic school is a lonely place, and when students go home for the summer the atmosphere changes drastically. It's quieter, of course. There are no screaming kids at recess, no buzz of conversation down the halls, no tramping of feet before the beginning of daily Mass.

Ryan Hinton: Called to Serve

Tim Will on Monday, 11 November 2019.

Ryan Hinton: Called to Serve

For 27 years, students have applied to ACE’s Teaching Fellows program from the comfort of their dorm rooms or the solitude of a campus library. Few have felt the call to become an ACE teacher while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, but that is exactly where Ryan Hinton found himself in July of 2003.

Dr. Max Engel Honored with 2019 Pressley Award for a Promising Scholar in the Education Field

on Wednesday, 24 July 2019.

By: Kenna Arana

Dr. Max Engel - Michael Pressley Award Winner

ACE teachers wholeheartedly commit themselves to teaching, coaching school sports, and above all, sharing Christ’s love with their students. Dr. Max Engel has taken those attributes above and beyond to the college classroom – earning him recognition as the 2019 recipient of the Michael Pressley Award for a Promising Scholar in the Education Field.

2019 Michael Pressley Award for Excellence in Catholic Education: Maura Shea

on Wednesday, 17 July 2019.

By: Kenna Arana

Maura Shea ACE 18 - Michael Pressley Award - Alliance for Catholic Education

What makes Catholic education distinctive?

This question has long intrigued Maura Shea, a member of ACE 18 (Plaquemine) and Catholic educator and writer.

“It’s a question I’m continually asking myself,” she says. “I realize more and more what a complicated question it is. We’re claiming that we’re doing something different, and I want us to be better able to articulate and understand that difference.”