The Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education
Staff members of the Roche Center for Catholic Education have been selected to present at the upcoming American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Annual Conference. Two research initiatives of the Roche Center, the Jesuit High Schools and National Study of Youth and Religion Project and the Two-Way Immersion Network of Catholic Schools, will be featured.
The Roche Center for Catholic Education hosted 23 Catholic school principals from across New England at the Connors Retreat Center in Dover, Masschusetts to discuss marketing, enrollment, academics, technology, and many other facets of running a 21st Century Catholic school. The group with get together for additional workshops and retreats many times over the next two years.
Dr. Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill, Executive Director of the Roche
Center for Catholic Education, reflects about the closing of
Catholic schools across the nation, in response to the recent
announcement of the closing of Cathedral Grammar School in Boston's
South End. Boston Globe
The Roche Center's Emmaus Series, a leadership workshop that prepares school administrators in all areas of school management, is featured in an article about innovative Catholic leadership programs for principals. Iobserve
Dr. Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill, the Executive Director of the Roche Center, and Kristin Melley, Associate Director for Professional Development, will both be presenting and facilitating workshops at the National Catholic Educational Associationís (NCEA) annual convention, held this week in Houston, Texas.
Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill, Executive Director of the Roche Center for
Catholic Education, speaks about the status of Catholic
education in the United States and enrollment changes affecting Cathlic schools across the nation. Reuters
Grace Regan, Dr. Mark DiFabio, and Jade Henne from Saint Mary's High School in Lynn, Massachusetts, participated in the Roche Center's Leadership Team Initiative this summer and are excited to practice what they learned during the retreat into action once the new school year begins. The Daily Item
Roche Center Executive Director, Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill and Associate
Director, Kristin Melley, will be presenting at an upcoming conference
at Loyola University, Chicago focusing on the National Catholic
Standards. Loyola University Center for Catholic School Effectiveness l The Catholic School Standards Project
With the start of the school year, the Roche Center's Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools has received national media coverage for the implementation of dual-language programs in Catholic schools across the country. Univision 41 San Antonio, TX l mySA San Antonio, TX l CBS 13 Baltimore, MD l ABC 12 San Antonio, TX
Patrick E. Roche, philanthropist, co-founder of Roche Bros. Supermarkets, and supporter of the Roche Center for Catholic Education, passed away at the age of 83. Mr. Roche attended Catholic schools himself, and was always an enthusiastic supporter of Catholic education. Patriot Ledger
The Roche Center for Catholic Education hosted the second annual Pastor and Principal Leadership Conference at the Connors Retreat and Conference Center in Dover, Massachusetts. The conference brought together pastor-principal teams from four states, fostering collaboration and friendship.