Notre Dame’s ACE joins Brandeis counterpart for unique retreat

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Teachers and administrators of the University of Notre Dames Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program and of Brandeis Universitys Day-school Leadership through Teaching (DeLeT) program will gather Monday to Wednesday (May 2 to 4) in Boston Harbor, Mass., to discuss and reflect together on the professional and spiritual dimensions of teaching within the traditions of Catholicism and Judaism.

The unique retreat, entitledReflecting on Teaching,will bring together constituents from the two innovative programs which train, place and help support new teachers in understaffed Catholic schools and Jewish Day Schools, respectively.

Retreat participants will include current teacher candidates, staff and faculty from the ACE and DeLeT programs, a Catholic priest and Jewish rabbi.After two days of reflection, prayer, discussion and social activities, staff and faculty from both programs will remain in theBostonarea to visit Catholic, Jewish and public schools and to discuss future ways they might beneficially cooperate.

Founded in 1994, ACE is a master’s in education program that serves the dual purpose of training qualified young college graduates as teachers while also providing assistance to understaffed Catholic elementary and secondary schools nationwide. In exchange for a modest stipend and a tuition-free graduate program, ACE participants make a two-year commitment to the program.

* Contact: * _John L. Watzke, Institute for Educational Initiatives,at 574-631-9387 or _

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