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ACE Teaching Fellows Resources

Parents and Families

The Alliance for Catholic Education was founded in 1993 to address the need for talented, faith-filled teachers in Catholic schools. For nearly 30 years, ACE has formed college graduates from all academic majors to help transform Catholic education and revitalize marginalized communities. If your son or daughter is considering a two-year fellowship with ACE, it might be helpful to learn more about the unique benefits that the program provides to its members.

What will your son or daughter gain from their two years as an ACE Teaching Fellow?

In addition to serving in under-resourced Catholic elementary, middle, and high schools, Teaching Fellows earn a graduate fellowship worth more than $100,000. Fellowship benefits include:

What does the ACE experience look like beyond the classroom?

ACE seeks to empower our graduates to continue transforming Catholic schools. Following their two years in the program, many ACE graduates have continued to teach. Others have gone on to flourish in a variety of fields and ministries, including the following:

- 13 (Arch)diocesan Superintendents - Harvard Law School - Research at University of Oxford
- Google - Morgan Stanley - Stanford Graduate School of Education
- University of Chicago Medical School - Ernst & Young - Fulbright Scholarship Program

Graduate Data

Want to learn more about ACE or have further questions? Please reach out to Mike Comuniello (mcomunie@nd.edu, 574-631-6561) or Bridgette McDermott (bmcdermo@nd.edu, 574-631-1621). 

Principals and Mentors Teachers

Principal Evaluations

The principal evaluations are due on November 8th for Fall Semester and April 17th for Spring Semester. The evaluations will be e-mailed to Principals one week prior.

Principal/Mentor Handbook and Flyers

The Principal and Mentor Handbook is available for download here.

The Quick Reference Guide is available for download here for Principals and here for Mentors.

Mentor Forms

A Mentor Guide will be e-mailed to you near the beginning of the school year. It details suggested meeting topics and responsibilities. There is no longer an expectation for mentors to complete a mentor log. 

The Mentor feedback form will be e-mailed to Mentors one week prior to due date. The feedback forms are due on November 5th and April 8th this school year. 

Please note: If you have any questions about the above forms, please email the ACE TA at aceata@nd.edu.

Performance Indicators

The ACE Performance Indicators and rubrics used to evaluate ACE Teachers are available here.

Mentor Training Module

To learn more about best mentoring practices and ACE mentor responsibilities, please take this online module prepared by ACE.

Alumni and Friends

ACE Advocates wants to help you stay connected to the mission of Catholic schools, as well as to graduates of ACE and other UCCE programs.

Whether you’re still working in a school, have remained in education in a different capacity, or have migrated to another field entirely, your set of rich experiences in and outside of Catholic schools means that you have something to contribute to the mission of sustaining and strengthening Catholic schools. Children, families, communities, the nation, and the Church need YOU!

As an alum of ACE Teaching Fellowsthe Mary Ann Remick Leadership ProgramEnglish as a New Languagethe Program for Inclusive Education, or another UCCE program, you have already joined the ranks of the thousands of other ACE Advocates. You are the core of our movement. Because of our shared beliefs and commitment to Catholic education, and the urgent issues facing our education system, we must continue to work together to sustain and strengthen Catholic schools.

To that end, we encourage you to formalize your membership in the ACE Advocates by joining our Newsletter list

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The ACE Advocates movement is for the good of Catholic schools across the country; it is also for you! Please join the movement, and become part of the dedicated and dynamic national community supporting Catholic schools, connect with fellow graduates, and take advantage of our programs and resources, including a great job board.

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