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Dr. Kathryn Baal Named as Finalist for Stanley G. Golder Leadership Award

Audrey Scott on Wednesday, 28 February 2018.


Dr. Katie Baal, a member of the first ACE cohort, has been named one of seven 2018 Stanley G. Golder Leadership Award finalists in honor of her distinguished service, commitment, and dedication to excellence in education in Illinois.

St. Patrick Catholic School Receives $10,000 to Create STEM Classroom

Theo Helm on Wednesday, 28 February 2018.

Thanks to generosity of the Florida Citrus Sports and the College Football Playoff Foundation, St. Patrick students will be able to explore more STEM opportunities

St. Patrick Catholic School Citrus Bowl STEMMr. Keith Galley (second from right) was honored at halftime of the Citrus Bowl.

When Notre Dame played LSU in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando on New Year’s Day, Notre Dame walked off the field with more than just a rousing victory. St. Patrick Catholic School, a Notre Dame ACE Academy in Largo, Florida, walked away with the means to start its first STEM classroom.

"Don't go to where you're comfortable. Go to where you're needed."

Audrey Scott on Tuesday, 27 February 2018.

Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Denver Elias Moo reflects back on his journey in Catholic education, and looks forward to new challenges.

Elias Moo Superintendent Denver

“My first encounter with Notre Dame was Rudy”.

Elias Moo was at his Oxnard, California, high school’s college fair when his guidance counselor asked if he had gone to the Notre Dame table and what he thought of them. Moo answered, “Yeah, I did. I don’t really remember the conversation. I remember getting some packets from them, but I don’t even know where Notre Dame is.” She asked, “You’ve never heard of Notre Dame? Have you ever seen the movie Rudy?” After Elias answered “no” to both questions, his counselor told him, “I have a homework assignment for you. We’ll talk more about Notre Dame tomorrow, tonight you go home and watch the movie Rudy.”

ENL and the Church

on Monday, 19 February 2018.

By: Will F. Peterson, ACE 21 Memphis

ENL and the Church Will Peterson

The February after I graduated from ACE Teaching Fellows, I stumbled into a social justice position at the University of Kentucky’s Newman Center. My timing was fortunate as the Diocese of Lexington’s bishop, John Stowe, OFM Conv., had recently appointed three parishes to serve as places of welcome for the influx of Catholic Congolese refugees to the United States escaping the horrific violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Our Newman Center was to be one of them.

Teachers Helping Teachers: Lauren Kloser, ACE 14

Kati Macaluso, Ph.D. Matt Rhodes on Tuesday, 06 February 2018.

Teachers Helping Teachers - Lauren Kloser

ACE 14 graduate Lauren Kloser currently teaches English at Saint Joseph High School in South Bend, IN. This third installment of Teachers Helping Teachers highlights a different way English teachers can combine a variety of genres (novels and poetry) and communication modes (reading, writing, and performance) into one larger learning objective. In this particular case, Lauren uses the theme of “choice and its importance in our lives” as a way to unify her teaching of Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi with poetry writing and performance. Her unit design and instruction help to illustrate for students the ways that authors can deploy themes and devices across genres, but in accordance with different genre-based conventions.

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