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Where We Serve: Brownsville

Brownsville

Brownsville, Texas’ south-most city, is located “On the border, by the sea,” as the city’s motto reminds us: we are 4.5 hours south of San Antonio, 5 minutes north of Matamoros, Mexico, and 25 minutes west of South Padre Island. One needs only to turn on the radio, stop for lunch, or converse with the first person they meet to be reminded of the vibrant mix of cultures that defines almost every aspect of life in Brownsville. Experiencing America from a South-Texan vantage point is a new and often surprising experience for most ACE teachers, but for us, it has also been one of joy, warmth, and immense hospitality (and an unending supply of Mexican food).

  • Lacey Silvestri
  • Kathryn Lieder
  • Megan Welsh
  • Rachel Quiñones
  • Jessica Nichols
  • Matthew Madden
  • Joseph Bova
  • Lacey Silvestri  | ACE 25

    Social Studies Teacher at Saint Joseph Academy

    B.A. in History and English, University of Notre Dame

    Originally from Tallahassee, FL

  • Kathryn Lieder  | ACE 25

    Language Arts Teacher at Saint Joseph Academy

    B.A. in English, Boston College

    Originally from Westport, CT

  • Megan Welsh  | ACE 24

    3rd Grade Teacher at St. Anthony Catholic School

    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Spring Hill College

    Originally from Philadelphia, PA

  • "During our first week of classes we were challenged to look beyond a "single story," and to instead engage multiple perspectives. The more I learn about my peers in the program and think about my future students, the more I realize I have so much to learn. My single story is only one of so many, and I cannot wait to encounter more and more over the next two years."

    Rachel Quiñones  | ACE 22

    High School Social Studies Teacher at St. Joseph's Academy

    BA in History & American Studies, College of William and Mary

    Originally from Fleming Island, FL

  • Jessica Nichols  | ACE 24

    Science Teacher at Guadalupe Regional MS

    B.S. In Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California

    Originally from Tulsa, OK

  • Matthew Madden  | ACE 25

    Social Studies Teacher at Guadalupe Regional MS

    BA in Political Science Minor in Spanish, University of Dayton

    Originally from South Bend, Indiana

  • Joseph Bova  | ACE 24

    4th Grade Teacher at Incarnate Word Academy

    BBA Accounting, St. Edward's University

    Originally from Cleveland, OH

  • Lacey Silvestri
  • Kathryn Lieder
  • Megan Welsh
  • Rachel Quiñones
  • Jessica Nichols
  • Matthew Madden
  • Joseph Bova


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