ACE Night speakers share educational, personal outcomes of graduate program

first_imgCourtesy of Alysa Guffey Current ACE teachers living in Corpus Christi, Texas, opened the annual ACE information night with a prayer. Corpus Christ is one of 35 communities the ACE teaching fellows program serves.This year, a second option for the application process is available for students who would like to know of their acceptance decision to ACE earlier, Comuniello said. Applicants can either apply early by Nov. 3 and hear back by Christmas or apply regular decision by Jan. 19 and hear back in mid-March.Comuniello said he is proud that all 35 communities the program serves ask specifically for ACE teachers to be assigned in the community.“We’ve never gone to a diocese and asked to place teachers there, it has always been a response to the needs of that community,” Comuniello said. “So we’ve always been invited by the bishop or the superintendent, and then thereafter the principals of those schools.”Comuniello said after the teachers and schools are confirmed, the program plays “matchmaker” to align teachers’ strengths and content areas with the needs of each school. ACE teachers are split into three levels, with one-third teaching each level of elementary, middle and high school.While some ACE teachers graduate from the program and go on to fulfill a lifelong vocation of teaching, Comuniello said former ACE teachers can pursue a myriad of career paths, from medical school to law school and public service.While the online format for ACE Night did not allow for crowd interaction and conversation, interested undergraduates could hear from ACE teachers across the country who are currently in their service programs or recent graduates.The information night began with an opening prayer led by the current ACE teachers living in community with each other in Corpus Christi, Texas.Calling in on Zoom from New York City, Dan Faas, a member of ACE cohort 17, shared his experiences with the program from the two years he taught at the Most Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Mobile, Ala.“The best advice I would give you is to allow yourself to just delight in the lives of your students,” Faas said. “You have the opportunity to engage and become a part of children’s lives for two years or more.”Now a principal of a school, Faas explained his three “immutable facts” on ACE that he believes to be true.“Number one, your students will change you, if you let them,” he said. “Number two, your community will change you, if you let them. And number three, the Lord will change you, if you let him or her.”John Cunningham, a member of ACE cohort 26, spoke to audience members from Saint Joseph High School in South Bend where he currently has a full-time teaching position. Prior to teaching in South Bend, Cunningham taught middle school social studies in Mission, Texas, where he found himself immersed in the community.Cunningham recalled not knowing exactly where he would be located upon receiving his random position.“But when I looked it up [and] I realized where I was going, I was thrilled because I knew I was going to be living in a place where I would not have else lived,” he said.Cunningham connected with the community in Texas in two ways: tacos and basketball.“When I first got to the valley, I didn’t know the culture,” Cunningham said. “During my years in Mission, Texas, I took pictures of every taco I ate and I posted it on Snapchat, so I ended up with 415 tacos. I ate every one of them, and they were absolutely delicious.”Through coaching the middle school basketball team, Cunningham said he was able to connect with his students outside the classroom.“I could let my guard down as a teacher a little bit, they could let their guard down as the students and we could connect over a common bond, which is basketball, and it allowed us to really get to know each other,” Cunningham said.In addition to an educational experience, ACE teachers participate in a total of 12 retreats over the two-year commitment. The largest retreat each year convenes in December in Austin, Texas, where all teachers are invited.“[We invite] all 180 teachers across the country to celebrate with one another and to rekindle friendships, but also to pray and celebrate Mass and really recenter and ground ourselves in the why and what we’re doing,” Comuniello said.Given the relatively easy and free application process, Faas said he sees no reason for an interested student not to apply to ACE.“The process of applying for ACE is itself a form of discernment,” Faas said. “You get to discern ACE, and ACE gets to discern you.”Tags: Alliance for Catholic Education, Catholic Schools, graduate program, masters of education Instead of walking across campus to the Stinson Remick Building, students dialed in from their devices Wednesday night to learn about the teaching fellows program within The Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) in the annual fall ACE night.The ACE fellows program allows recent college graduates to embark on two years of service by teaching in under-resourced Catholic schools while working toward a cost-free Masters of Education degree.Michael Comuniello, associate director for recruiting and a 2016 ACE graduate, said each year there are 90 to 95 teachers who accept the position in the program, totaling around 180 ACE teachers serving in any given year between the two cohorts. According to Comuniello, roughly 50% of each cohort graduated from the tri-campus community and the other 50% come from across the country.last_img read more

Record-breaker MC Mary Kom signs 10 year-deal extending management contract with IOS Sports

first_img 1 year ago Is There a Motorola Moto G7 Play Absolute Mid-Range in the Works?  AIBA Legend and Golden Girl of Indian Boxing MC Mary Kom extends her 10- year commercial relationship with IOS Sports & Entertainment, India’s leading sports management group that is managing MC Mary Kom exclusively since 2009. MC Mary Kom who recently created history by winning her sixth World title becoming the most successful amateur boxer the world has ever seen. WE RECOMMEND Welcoming the extension of the relationship with MC Mary Kom, Neerav Tomar, MD & CEO of IOS Sports & Entertainment said “I would like to congratulate Mary on winning her sixth historic World title. We look forward to this extended relationship and hope to establish a stronger brand Mary in the days to come”.Founded in 2005, IOS exclusively represents India’s top sports stars of the likes of Vijender Singh, Hima Das, Manika Batra, Mirabai Chanu, Manpreet Singh, Jinson Johnson and many more.The sports management firm has also worked with country’s top sports stars including Saina Nehwal, Vijender Singh, Suresh Raina, Sushil Kumar, Sardar Singh, Sandeep Singh, Yogeshwar Dutt, Ishan Kishan, Heena Sidhu, Deepika Kumari, Rani Rampal, Milkha Singh, Baichung Bhutia and many more. During this period IOS has done deals worth over 100 Crores in their talent wing. IOS is also the exclusive official marketing agency of the Indian Olympic Association. During this decade-long relationship IOS has been responsible in tying up with more than 25 brands like Herbalife, Emami, Dalmia Cement, Bridgestone Tyres, Tata Salt, P&G, GSK, NECC, Lakshmi Tea, Monnet, Piramal, Artemis Hospital, Manpasand Beverages, Vodafone, ITC, Tourism Thailand Authority, Star India etc.   Last Updated: 27th November, 2018 20:59 IST Record-breaker MC Mary Kom Signs 10 Year-deal Extending Management Contract With IOS Sports Indian boxing legend MC Mary Kom extends her 10- year old commercial relationship with IOS Sports & Entertainment 1 year ago Zero: Sridevi to have a posthumous cameo in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer? LIVE TV First Published: 27th November, 2018 15:55 IST COMMENTcenter_img Suman Ray Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE IOS also facilitated licensing deal with Priyanka Chopra starrer produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and  Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and was also the marketing agency for the super hit film Mary Kom featuring her life story. IOS also licensed Harper Collins for publishing one of top sports selling book “An Autobiography Unbreakable MC Mary Kom” on the struggle story of MC Mary Kom. 1 year ago “Few people in power are out to destroy me”: Mithali Raj hits out at coach Ramesh Powar and CoA member Diana Edulji Commenting on extending her commercial relationship with IOS, MC Mary Kom said “In the last 10 years I have only focussed on my game and entire commercial work was perfectly managed by my team IOS. Looking at smooth working with them, I have decided to extend this relationship with them. I would like to continue working hard on my game and want IOS to manage commercial aspect exclusively”.last_img read more