As we celebrate the end of 2022, we look back on some of our favorite stories of the year.
Take a look at our early mornings, late nights, and everything in between as ACE welcomed our community back to Notre Dame’s campus. We bring you the joy of ACE Summer in photos – including Mass at the Grotto, commencement, and Missioning Mass.
Family of Teachers
Jimmy Ryan (ACE 27, New Orleans) is often reminded that parents are the primary educators of their children, especially as the child of two teachers.
Through Others' Eyes
Meaghan Crowley-Sullivan, a winner of the 2022 Michael Pressley Award for Excellence in Catholic Education, overcame early challenges and discovered her passion to help teachers better meet student needs with nontraditional forms of instruction.
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week Inclusively
As Catholic Schools Week approaches next month, look back at the Program for Inclusive Education's post filled with strategies for celebrating the week inclusively.
Finding God Everyday
"ACE has taught me to be a teacher, but far and above this, ACE has allowed me to practice finding God in the everyday." ACE 27's James Dooley shares his path to join the Jesuits.
Rejecting the Reflexive Response of "No"
Kevin Baxter, the director of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, explores how to make our schools more inclusive by rejecting the first urge to say no and instead focusing on transparent conversations about how Catholic schools can serve children in ways beyond academics.
Think. Pair. Share. with Matt Kloser
Dr. Matt Kloser, the founding director of the Notre Dame Center for STEM Education, shares how “The Story of Science” is an unfinished narrative we can all help write, as well as S’more Than Coffee, playing tennis with John McEnroe, and closing out the show on keyboards with Bruce Springsteen.
Lasting Impact of a Latino Leader
When Viridiana Vargas was in seventh grade, she had a life-changing encounter with Rachel Moreno that led her to Notre Dame, the Latino Educator and Administrator Development Program, and the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program.
The Table Between Us
Then-Frassati Intern and current ACE teacher Addie Quinn shares the hero's journey—from the abyss to revelation and transformation—and why she made a commitment to join ACE Teaching Fellows this summer as a member of ACE 29.
When Stars Are Scattered
Barb Echard, a teacher at Holy Cross School taught the graphic novel When Stars Are Scattered, the first winner of the Alexandria Award, to her class, leading to a service project that helped a refugee family.