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Matt Vereecke: Facilitating Close Connections

on Thursday, 13 July 2017.

By: Lauren Kloser

Matt Vereecke, Superintendent Diocese of Dallas

Matt Vereecke, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Dallas, knew that when he moved from schoolteacher to superintendent, he would be giving up the daily personal interactions with his students. 

Shavar Jeffries Speaks at ACE Commencement

Theo Helm on Wednesday, 12 July 2017.

Shavar Jeffries, president of Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) and a leading advocate for expanding public and accountable school-choice opportunities for underserved families, served as the keynote speaker at the 2017 Commencement Ceremony of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) on Saturday, July 15.

2017 Midsummer Photo Essay

on Thursday, 29 June 2017.

ACE Summer photographer Andrew Hamaty (ACE 22—Mission) gives an inside look at the happenings of ACE Summer 2017 thus far.

2017 ACE Midsummer Slideshow

Matt DeBoer: Finding Common Ground

Matt Rhodes on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.

Matt DeBoer Culture Changer

Matt DeBoer, a graduate of the 12th cohort of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, begins each morning by shouting, “God is good!” to his 140 students at St. Therese Catholic Academy. He receives a raucous reply of “All the time!” “And all the time,” he continues. “God is good!” they finish emphatically. This call and response officially begins the school day, and it also illustrates a schoolwide commitment to Christian values. The remainder of their morning assembly fosters a sense of unity and purpose, and it constructs a clear spirit through prayer and reflection. No visitor could deny the sense of Christocentric culture that is on display here, but it is something that was missing from the school as recently as 2014.

Evan Phillips: Sharing Purpose and Joy

on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.

By: Darby Evans, ACE Communications

Evan Phillips ACE 23 Memphis

Ask Evan Phillips how he is doing—I dare you.

Without hesitation and with a smile brighter than sunshine, he will say, “I’m blessed!”