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Michael Debri Honored with Michael Pressley Award for Excellence in Catholic Education

Audrey Scott on Friday, 13 July 2018.

Michael Debri Pressley Award

Do you have what it takes to be a saint?

At All Saints Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Principal Michael Debri is heading up a vital mission to make sure his students do.

Dr. Anna Arias Awarded the 2018 Michael Pressley Award for a Promising Scholar in the Education Field

Audrey Scott on Thursday, 12 July 2018.

Dr. Anna Arias 2018 Pressley Award

“How do you make rainbows?”

Dr. Anna Arias asked her students this question, and then she stepped back.

“Watching them play with the prisms, figure it out, think it through–it’s a delight to see them do that. I enjoy helping students figure out how to learn and figure out the science themselves,” she says.

The Most Rev. Gerald Kicanas, to speak at ACE Commencement ceremony

Theo Helm on Thursday, 12 July 2018.

Most Rev. Gerald Kicanas ACE Commencement

The Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Tucson and chair of the board of directors of the National Catholic Educational Association, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 2018 Commencement Ceremony of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) on Saturday (July 14).

7th Annual Latino Enrollment Institute Serves 190 School Leaders

Theresa Steinmeyer on Tuesday, 10 July 2018.

Latino Enrollment Institute 2018

When Jeanne von Feldt went to promote All Saints Catholic School after Mass at a local parish, she witnessed excited reactions from Latino families when they saw her t-shirt. It read “Yo [amo] las escuelas Católicas”—“I love Catholic schools”—a message of appreciation for Latino culture that von Feldt, principal of All Saints in Davenport, Iowa, and hundreds of other Catholic school leaders working with ACE’s Latino Enrollment Institute, are trying to share with families nationwide.

ACE Launches Superintendents' Initiative

Theresa Steinmeyer on Monday, 09 July 2018.

Superintendents Initiative

Five superintendents of Catholic schools from across the country met recently at Notre Dame for ACE’s first “Superintendents’ Initiative,” a program to create a network of support and provide professional development for current superintendents. The participants—who call themselves “Cohort 0”—crafted a vision for how the Initiative can respond to needs specific to them, build community and provide professional development for superintendents who are so often focused on supporting others in their respective dioceses.

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