Where We Serve: Denver
We live in Denver: four pro sports teams, less than an hour from the slopes, 300+ sunny days a year, and we are close to Boulder. January weather could be 60 degrees one day or snowing the next. We’re not too close to any other ACE communities, but in the words of John Staud, “So is Hawaii but who complains about paradise!”
"I hope to grow as a teacher and as a member of the communities in which I will live. I look forward to growing in the virtue of selfless giving that is such an essential part of Christian life."
Thomas Mann | ACE 22
High School Spanish Teacher at Bishop Machebeuf
BA in Spanish and Sociology with a supplementary major in Pre-Health Studies, University of Notre Dame
Originally from Crestwood, KY
"I was not exposed to the mission of Catholic schools until coming to the University of Notre Dame for undergraduate school. While there, I fell in love with the idea of educating the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. I hope to continue this mission by serving children in Catholic schools through ACE."
Marissa Cirillo | ACE 22
Middle School Math and Science Teacher at Guardian Angels
BS in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Theology, University of Notre Dame
Originally from Huntingtown, MD
"As teachers, we all have the same goal; to teach the students to the very best of our abilities, but we do not all have the same relationships with our students. As long as we are reaching that goal it is okay, in fact its great, that we take different routes to get there."
Mikaela Prego | ACE 22
4th Grade Teacher at St. Rose of Lima
BA in Psychology with a minor in Business Economics, University of Notre Dame
Originally from Medfield, MA
"The world is filled with diversity and no two people are exactly alike. In order to communicate the saving grace of Christ we must accept and embrace this diversity as a way of entering into a deeper intimacy with our fellow brothers and sisters."
Kyle MacDonald | ACE 22
Middle School Language Arts Teacher at St. Therese
BA in English and Psychology, Vanderbilt University
Originally from Katonah, NY
"I said yes to ACE because I knew it would give me a chance to work closely with children and to help them build a better future. One thing I am really looking forward to is seeing students have 'aha!' moments."
Anthony Barrett | ACE 22
Middle School Language Arts Teacher at St. Pius X
BA in English with a minor in Education, Schooling, and Society, University of Notre Dame
Originally from Roseville, MN
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