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Life in the City

With many universities and colleges in the area, there is always plenty to do in the City of Brotherly Love. ACE Teachers can take in the arts, culture, and rich history that attract over 41 million domestic tourists each year. You might also find them enjoying the outdoor sculptures and murals, of which Philly has more than any other American city.

ACE Philadelphia

HometownSophia Alvarez

Menlo Park, CA

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Psychology

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

I said "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE because I believe deeply in the holistic development of students. I am inspired by the mission of nurturing not just the mind, but also the heart and soul of every student.

HometownJack Doyle

Asbury, IA

Undergraduate Institution

St. John's University of Minnesota

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Economics

What are you looking forward to the most in ACE this year?

I am looking forward to creating a culture of trust and flourishing in my classroom. I also can’t wait to explore Philadelphia with my community!

HometownTyler Johnson

Willmar, MN

Undergraduate Institution

Saint John's University

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Mathematics

Minor: Secondary Education

What is one of your favorite memories from your first year in ACE? 

Watching Jeopardy each night as a community is a cherished memory of mine.

HometownPaige Madden

Davenport, IA

Undergraduate Institution

Saint Mary's College

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: Philosophy and Humanistic Studies

Minor: Justice Studies

What do you love most about your ACE school? Why? 

It would be impossible to choose just one thing I love about my school. My students have opened my heart to a love I did not know was possible, and my coworkers and administration have shown me an immense amount of care and patience while I experienced the trials and triumphs of being a first-year teacher in a place so foreign to me. St. Laurentius is a gift that just keeps on giving!

HometownDanny Passinault

Hillsdale, IL

Undergraduate Institution

Hillsdale College

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Finance

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

I want to be able to be a positive role model to young students as they go through important formative years.

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