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Norma Nelson: Committed to Service

Kenna Arana on Monday, 07 October 2019.

Norma Nelson - Alliance for Catholic Education Founders Prize

Norma Nelson wants to change a life-altering statistic.

“By the end of third grade, two-thirds of children in Dallas County are reading below grade level,” says Norma (ACE 10, Dallas).

From No to Yes

Audrey Scott on Monday, 07 October 2019.

Anthony Holter Founders Prize 2019

As Anthony Holter saw the end of college approaching, he wondered what lay ahead.

“Senior year in college I started asking myself what I was going to do with a Theology and Great Books degree,” he says.

2019 Michael Pressley Award for Excellence in Catholic Education: Elias Moo

Audrey Scott on Monday, 29 July 2019.

On Saturday, July 13th Elias Moo received the 2019 Michael Pressley Award for Excellence in Catholic Education at the Alliance for Catholic Education’s commencement ceremony. The award is given annually to two graduates of the ACE Teaching Fellows program who have distinguished themselves by making significant contributions to the ministry of Catholic education; Maura Shea also won the award this year. 

Moo was given the award for his service to Catholic schools – first as a teacher, then as a principal, and now as the Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Denver. In honor of Moo’s award, we are rerunning a story about Moo written last year after he was named superintendent.

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.”

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