Will Newkirk serves as the Director of the American Indian Catholic Schools Network. Prior to joining AICSN, he served as the Assistant Director at the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives, where he also worked on the pastoral team for the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Teaching Fellows program. Will received his bachelor's in Political Science from Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota in 2012. From 2012 to 2014, he was a member of ACE Teaching Fellows, in which he taught third grade at Saint Catherine School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and earned an M.Ed. from Notre Dame. While teaching for three years at Saint Catherine, he also served as the school's athletic director.