Where We Serve: Chicago
Chicago is a city filled with culture, food and sports. From deep dish Chicago-style pizza to Chicago dogs, there's something for every foodie. The Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum provide day long adventure destinations. Loyalties will be tested as Chicago boasts two baseball teams, the White Sox and Cubs.
"My faith is everything to me, so in my philosophy of education I build my teaching practice upon the cornerstone of faith. I say this because as an educator working in various environments can be a challenge, but when you lean on faith you can receive both strength and wisdom to make it through any difficult time."
Richard Ongwela | ACE 23
Middle School Social Studies Teacher at St. Malachy
BA in History with a minor in Political Science, Andrews University
Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee
"I wanted to be an ACE teacher because I believe every child has the capacity to succeed if provided with quality education and intentional direction. Additionally, I wanted to make a difference through an organization that works to encourage children not only toward academic success, but also toward holiness and virtue. God put it on my heart to work with youth, so I couldn't help but say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools when I got my offer from ACE."
Anne Raun | ACE 23
High School Language Arts Teacher at Our Lady of Tepeyac
BA in Multimedia Journalism with minors in English Literature and Spanish, Oklahoma State University
Originally from Stillwater, OK
Thomas Yarcusko | ACE 23
B.A. in English Literature and German, Miami University (OH)
Originally from Lakewood, OH
Kate Hardiman | ACE 24
B.A. in Great Books with minor in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Notre Dame
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA
Jacob Smith | ACE 24
B.S. in Integrated Math Education , Ohio Dominican University
Originally from Columbus, OH
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