ACE logo

Catholic School Advantage

Mentor Spotlight: Getting to Know Marianne Pelletier

on Tuesday, 31 March 2020.

Marianne Pelletier LEI Mentor Spotlight

 

Mentor principals have played a critical role in the success of the Latino Enrollment Institute (LEI) since the program’s inception in 2012. The experience, accountability, and personal attention that these leaders provide has been a defining characteristic of the LEI, helping Catholic school principals—and their teams— institute lasting changes. 

After schools attend the LEI summer conference, mentor principals maintain regular contact with the 4-6 school leaders in their group through monthly video conference calls. These conversations, which focus on various themes related to Latino outreach, recruitment, and enrollment, are an opportunity for school leaders to learn from one another and receive real-time consultation and feedback from their mentor on some of the things that they’re doing in their school. 

The commitment of our LEI mentors, most of whom are still active Catholic school principals themselves, is truly the engine that drives the LEI.  

This month, we highlight Marianne Pelletier, who is currently serving in her first year as Superintendent of Maine Catholic Schools. Prior to becoming superintendent, Marianne served as the principal of Saint Dominic Academy in Lewiston, Maine, and the principal of St. Mary's Catholic School in Boise, Idaho.

 

Federal Stimulus Package Could Provide Financial Assistance to Catholic Schools and (Arch)dioceses

Theo Helm on Tuesday, 31 March 2020.

The $2 trillion stimulus package signed into law on Friday includes a program that may allow eligible Catholic schools and (arch)dioceses to pay employee salaries and other expenses through forgivable loans of up to $10 million.

These loans could have far-reaching positive impacts for Catholic schools now facing serious financial hardships brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s all about relationships”: Lessons from a Two-Time LEI Participant

Tim Will on Monday, 30 March 2020.

Rocco Fumi 2

As students gathered last fall to register for classes at Bishop Ready High School in Columbus, Ohio, a backlog started to form for Rocco Fumi.

“Please remember,” said a member of the Bishop Ready staff, “we have a number of people who can help you!”

“Oh, no that’s ok,” one student replied—seemingly speaking for the entire group. “Mr. Fumi is here! We want to talk to him!”

Catholic Schools 2020 - For Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers

on Friday, 31 January 2020.

By: Jennifer Beltramo (ACE 9 - LA South Central, Remick 8) - Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of San Jose

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 Jennifer Beltramo and was originally published in 2012.


 

Last week, as several “partners in mission” began arriving for an appreciation event, I anxiously wondered whether I should have prepared our student ambassadors more fully. “What should we say?” they had asked just two days earlier. “They already know that I believe in Catholic education,” I had shared, “They want to know what you believe.  What makes our school unique? What difference has it made in your life?” That was it, no further guidance, just lofty questions for twelve-year-olds to ponder. 

Catholic Schools Week 2020 - For Vocations

on Thursday, 30 January 2020.

By: Fr. Lou DelFra, CSC - Director of Pastoral Formation

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 Fr. Lou DelFra, CSC and was originally published in 2011.


I discovered my vocation to be a priest in Catholic schools. Surely, the seed was planted by the diocesan priests and IHM sisters who taught me at St. Pius X Grade School in Broomall, PA, and the Augustinians who taught me at Malvern Prep. But it was while I stood on the other side of the desk, as a teacher, that these seeds took root and blossomed into a religious vocation. Though the details differ, many could tell a similar story….

Search News