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Life in the City

St. Petersburg is a wonderful place to live and teach. In addition to hosting the ACE Teaching Fellows program, this community welcomes several other arms of ACE. In fact, one could say that the amount of ACE activity in St. Petersburg makes it feel like Notre Dame away from home. Our community lives in Pinellas Park on a peninsula between the Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. We are a short drive from the city of Tampa and several great beaches.

ACE St. Petersburg

Caitlin Drake

Caitlin Drake

ACE 29
St. Patrick
2nd Grade
Ellie McCarthy

Ellie McCarthy

ACE 28
St. Petersburg Catholic
HS Language Arts
Kate Perry

Kate Perry

ACE 28
Holy Family
3rd Grade
Chris Sullivan

Chris Sullivan

ACE 28
Clearwater Central Catholic
HS Social Studies

Caitlin Drake

Hometown

Cleveland, OH

Undergraduate Institution

John Carroll University

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Early Childhood Education

Minors: Spanish and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights

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 wanted to help students grow in their faith and academically. I had so many amazing teachers during my Catholic education growing up and I hope that I can inspire the growth of my students.

Ellie McCarthy

Hometown

Basking Ridge, NJ

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: English and Russian

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

Connectedness - the only way to succeed in ACE is to create a network of friends and colleagues to lean on and learn from!

Kate Perry

Hometown

Chicago, IL

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Program of Liberal Studies

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

I would describe my ACE experience so far as "profound" because this experience has affected all aspects of my life in profound ways.

Chris Sullivan

Hometown

Plymouth, MA

Undergraduate Institution

The Catholic University of America

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Politics

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

Rewarding, hearing gratitude from students as they graduated was rewarding. ACE is a challenge, but it was worth it.

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