Each year Mount St. Mary Catholic High School has the honor of participating in the Notre Dame ACE program. Through this program, MSM receives two educators who are receiving their masters degree through the ACE program.
The Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) is housed in the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame; its mission is to sustain and strengthen Catholic schools. The Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program is a 25-month graduate program (delivered over three summers and two academic years) for educators seeking to develop skills to become transformational leaders in their Catholic school community. Upon completion of the program, participants earn a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame and can be eligible for K-12 administrative license.
During the two academic years in the program, ACE teachers complete a leadership internship at their sponsor school. As part of this internship, participants work with their school supervisor to ensure that they are provided the opportunity to fulfill the requirements of the internship and gain hands on experience in the classroom. During the summer months, participants attend classes on campus at Notre Dame.
Meet the 2018-2019 Mount St. Mary Ace Teachers...
From: Charlotte, North Carolina
Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina
Teaches: Junior English/Senior English/Baseball
"I have felt very welcomed and embraced by the MSM family. This is my second year here at MSM and it has been an honor to have the change to see this senior class grow and plan for their futures this year."
"I was attracted to the Notre Dame ACE program because it allowed me to live in community with others who would guide me and shape me as I began my teaching career."
Matthew Sheber Howard
From: Denver, Colorado
Undergraduate Degree: Gonzaga University
Teaches: Freshman English/Football/Yearbook
"I have felt incredibly welcomed from the moment I stepped in the door at MSM. The students, faculty, families, everyone has made me feel like I am part of the MSM family."
"I chose the Notre Dame ACE program because it was a very unique opportunity to teach while doing course work. I am extremely honored to have been accepted into the program and to earn a degree from Notre Dame."