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Jamie Crain: Getting to the Heart of School Choice

Tim Will on Tuesday, 17 March 2020.

Jamie Crain - Most Pure Heart of Mary in Mobile, Alabama

Twelve years ago, Jamie Crain’s husband Max popped the question…

“So, what do you think about Alabama?”

Her response: “I don’t. I’m from the suburbs of Chicago. This is as far south as I’m going.”

Amanda Pertierra: Serving Students and Families by Building Community

Tim Will on Monday, 10 February 2020.

amandapertierrrareformleaderssummitPhoto credit: Cristo Rey New York High School

If you had asked Amanda Pertierra when she went off to college about ways to make our society a more just place, education would not have been at the top of her list.

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….

ENL Hernandez Fellow Spotlight: Emma Vichill

on Wednesday, 29 January 2020.

Emma VichillName: Emma Vichill

Title: Middle School English Language Arts Teacher

School: Our Lady of Talpa School in Boyle Heights, California

Diocese: Archdiocese of Los Angeles

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