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Life in the City

The city is the Midwest of California in terms of friendliness. The location is unbeatable being so close to the mountains, ocean, wine country and the Red Woods. The weather is awesome—best of all ACE communities!

ACE Sacramento

Maggie Cahill

Hometown

Louisville, KY

Undergraduate Institution

University of Dayton

Undergraduate Studies

Major: English

Minor: Marketing

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

Humbling. The opportunity to enter so many new communities and learn and grow in them has changed my perspective on what it means to give of myself and experience empathy. There is so much to learn about being a teacher and from being a teacher.

Julianna Conley

Hometown

Tustin, CA

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Sociology and Pre-Health Studies

Minor: Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

Sparkly: Elementary education has let me again view the world with a lens of childlike wonder, where every science experiment is an awe-inspiring equivalent of alchemy, every minor holiday becomes a major event, and mundane tasks like reading or addition are still new and exciting!

Lindsey McKaig

Hometown

Hartland, MI

Undergraduate Institution

Loyola University Chicago

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Information Systems

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

ACE gifts me an excellent education, incomparable community, and countless kind and generous people wanting and willing to walk with me on my teaching journey.

Bella Schmitz

Hometown

Pasadena, CA

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Program of Liberal Studies

Why did you say "Yes" to ACE?

I said "yes" to serving children in Catholic Schools because I believe in the mission of educating the whole person.

Joe Thursby

Hometown

Park Ridge, IL

Undergraduate Institution

St. Olaf College

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: English and Economics

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

I've wanted to be a teacher my whole life, and the opportunity to serve inspired me.

HometownCarson Whitesell

Indianapolis, IN

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: Mathematics and Political Science

Minor: History

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

"Passion." Everyone in ACE has so much passion for what we do. We are passionate about serving our students, about building strong community with one another and in our schools, about teaching our subject areas, and about our faith. It is truly inspiring to see so many people devoted to providing a quality education to the students we get to serve.

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