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Empire City. The Big Apple. The City that Never Sleeps. New York City is the largest city in the United States, and in 2016 welcomed ACE New York to serve the Catholic school communities of Harlem and the South Bronx. Known as the media capital of the world, New York is home to some of the best music, shopping, architecture, and history the world has to offer.

ACE New York

Natalie Arndt

Natalie Arndt

ACE 29
La Salle Academy
HS Language Arts
Colin Bonomi

Colin Bonomi

ACE 29
Partnership Schools
5th Grade
Jane Gibbons

Jane Gibbons

ACE 29
Partnership Schools
4th Grade
Matthew Kellenberg

Matthew Kellenberg

ACE 29
All Hallows
HS Social Studies

 

HometownNatalie Arndt

Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate Institution

Boston College

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: Philosophy and English

Minor: Faith, Peace, and Justice

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

I said yes to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE not only as an opportunity to engage in ministry, but also to help achieve greater equality through education. In addition, it just really feels like it is where God is calling me to be right now - the next right step!

 

HometownColin Bonomi

St. James, NY

Undergraduate Institution

Scranton University

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Finance

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

I have been in Catholic schools my entire life, so the opportunity to serve a community that has put me in such a great position seems like a dream.

 

HometownJane Gibbons

Clifden, Co. Galway, Ireland 

Undergraduate Institution

Marino Institute of Education (an associated college of Trinity College Dublin)

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: Education - Primary

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

I am eager to expand my professional development and education and I feel that this is the right time for me to pursue further education. I want to push myself and further my studies, as I believe that the more qualifications and experiences I have, the more I have to offer my students. How children learn and best practice is an ever evolving field of study and it is important to me to keep up-to-date with the latest research in order to do my very best for the students in my care. I deeply admire the messages and values which ACE cherishes and promotes; the commitment to serving others and the focus on under-privileged students is a vital component for me. I believe that an inclusive, holistic, child-centered Catholic school, focusing on the emotional, spiritual, social and academic development of the child is the future of education. I have come to recognize that although each student has different learning styles, talents and personalities, each one deserves a full education, one which recognizes the face of God in each student. I said "Yes" as I felt that this program would be an invaluable experience, one which I could keep with me and draw from in my future teaching career.

 

HometownMatthew Kellenberg

Chevy Chase, MD

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Degree

Major: Economics

Minors: Constitutional Studies and Education, Schooling, and Society

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

I am inspired by the teachers who have shaped my education, and I hope to put that education to good use. As a teacher, I am excited to help my students learn, grow, and realize their potential.

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