Alabama school named in honor of ACE academic director

Author: Dennis K. Brown


A new Catholic middle school in Montgomery, Ala., has been named in honor of Thomas L. Doyle, a longtime administrator at Montgomery Catholic High School and now academic director of the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program at the University of Notre Dame. He will be honored at a dedication ceremony Sept. 12.p. A 1973 graduate of Notre Dame with a doctorate in physics, Doyle served for 17 years as principal and 12 additional years as president of Montgomery Catholic High, where he also taught calculus, physics, algebra and the psychology of religion. He also served for 22 years as vicar for education in the Archdiocese of Mobile and was executive secretary to the Mobile Archdiocesan Board of Catholic Education.p. Appointed academic director in 2002, Doyle also has been the clinical supervisor for ACE with responsibility for the field supervision of the programs teachers. He served on the ACE faculty from 1995 to 2002 and also has taught at McGill Institute, the University of South Alabama, Holy Cross College and the University of Portland.p. Doyle earned his bachelors degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile and completed graduate work in education at Auburn University.

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