Where We Serve: Atlanta
The Atlanta community is all about choices: various places of worship, diverse social opportunities, and an array of shopping, entertainment, and sporting events. And, thanks to the Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta is only two hours away from 80 percent of the United States.
Our community is lucky enough to live in a perfect 3-bedroom, 2-bath house in residential Atlanta. In addition to a breakfast area and living room, we have a large “rumpus” room (mostly used for grading and relaxing) that is perfect for hosting any ACEr who misses their connecting flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Our handy landlord lives just next door, our parish is 5 minutes up the street, and I-85 is spitting distance from our house.
"My favorite teaching moment was when my 7th Grade class prepared to lead the music liturgy for our school Mass one Friday, and we couldn't have the Mass because there wasn't a priest. My principal decided to have a school-wide Adoration service, and without any practice or hymnal in hand, my kids sang straight from the heart-- a completely different repertoire to fit the contemplative environment that became our Adoration service."
Jackie Salas | ACE 22
Middle School Math and Science Teacher at St. John the Evangelist
BA in Chemistry & International Relations , Regis College
Originally from Guam
"I was blessed with a wonderful community that helped me grow in all aspects of my life. We each had our strengths and weaknesses and were able to build off of those to become a cohesive and supportive group. To see where ended the year compared to where we began as strangers was an incredible transformation. "
Louis Sievers | ACE 22
High School Math Teacher at Our Lady of Mercy
BA in Economics and Political Science, University of Notre Dame
Originally from Dubuque, IA
"Within a community of believers centered on the mission of living out Christ's love as teachers, there is great grace. Not only will we be able to refresh one another with good company and loving support, but we will be able to encourage one another onward to persevere with greater fervor in our mission."
Fletcher Williams | ACE 23
High School Science Teacher at Our Lady of Mercy
BS in Physics with a concentration in Biophysics and a minor in mathematics, Clemson University
Originally from Charleston, SC
" I said "yes" to ACE to serve as an effective teacher to those students who most need one. Catholic schools provide a unique environment which promotes full development of a person, including spiritual growth and I would like to assist student growth academically and in all aspects of their lives. ACE allows me to step outside my comfort zone and grow as a person while developing my spirituality and teaching skills while immersed in a community of love. "
Christina Mirarchi | ACE 23
Middle School Science Teacher at St. Peter Claver
BS in Biology, Saint Josephs's University
Originally from West Chester, PA
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