The Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education
The Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS) initiative at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education helps Holy Rosary Regional School, a pre-k through 8 Catholic school in Tacoma, Wash., increase enrollment and enrich all students through dual-language English and Spanish immersion. News Story
The Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education of the Lynch School of Education is pleased to announce that Cristina Hunter, Ph.D. will become the Associate Director of Research Initiatives. Press Release
The Roche Center for Catholic Education brought together over 120 Catholic school principals, teachers, and students from New England and beyond for an Emmaus Series workshop titled, Evangelii Gaudium: Renewing Student and Faculty Faith Formation. Participants came to Boston College for a day of learning, collaboration, and action planning to transform their schools. News Release: Boston College Public Affairs
The Roche Center for Catholic Education is now accepting applications for the 2015 Cohort of The Emmaus Series: A Leadership Advantage Program for Catholic School Leaders. For more information about this opportunity, please visit The Emmaus Series Website.
The Roche Center, Boston College, local Catholic educators, and supporters of Catholic education welcomed the Archdiocese of Boston's new Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Kathleen P. Mears, at a reception hosted at the Cadigan Alumni Center at Boston College. The Boston College Chronicle l The Pilot
Teachers, parents, and Principal Carol Johnosn of St. Leo the Great Catholic School, located in San Antonio, Texas, were featured on the area's Univision news outlet discussing the success of the school's bilingual education program. St. Leo the Great is part of the Roche Center's Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS) and receives on-going support from the TWIN-CS Design Team, which is comprised of bilingual education experts at Boston College and other universities. Video Segment from Unvision
The Archdiocese of Boston has announced that Kathleen Power Mears has been selected to be the next Superintendent of Schools. Ms. Mears formerly served as the Executive Director for Elementary Education at the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) in Washington, D.C. Press Release from the Archdiocese of Boston
Two Catholic school leaders, Bernie Audette and Anne Kenendy, who are part of the Roche Center's Emmaus Series Leadership Program, led a mission trip to Haiti during Easter Break for their students at Holy Name Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School in Worcester, Massachusetts. During the trip, the group cleared land, built a small home, met many new people, and got to experience the Haitian culture. The Catholic Free Press
The Roche Center at the 2014 NCEA Annual Conference
Staff from The Roche Center will be attending the Annual National Catholic Educational Association's (NCEA) Conference in Pittsburgh from April 22nd - April 24th. Staff members and doctoral students will be leading sessions on the Two-Way Immersion Network of Catholic Schools, The Jesuit High School Study, and The National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools. Please use this link for a complete list of Roche Center Sessions.
The Chronicle features an article on the innovative programs sponsored by The Roche Center and how Catholic school leaders are using the new resources they gain and the relationships they foster to transform their schools. The Boston College Chronicle
Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill, Ph.D.,Executive Director of the Roche Center for Catholic Education, discusses enrollment issues facing Catholic schools in Western Massachusetts. Worcester Telegram
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.
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