The Roche Center for Catholic Education advocates for continuous Catholic school improvement that builds out excellent PreK-12 Catholic schools to justly serve all students. We conduct, use, and produce research, train educators to become agents of change to systematically transform their schools, and form educators for ministry in Catholic education.
In the Spotlight
Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill Recognized by the National Catholic Educational Association
Executive Director, Patricia Weitzel-O'Neill, received the NCAE's C. Albert Koob Merit Award, at the President's Award Dinner at the 2017 NCEA. The award is given to an individual whose significant contribution to Catholic education has current significance at the national level.
New TWIN-CS Assistant Director
The Roche Center for Catholic Education is thrilled to announce that Mary Bridget Burns has joined our team as Assistant Director to TWIN-CS! Mary Bridget is not new to the Roche Center, as many of you may remember her from when she worked as a graduate student in the beginning of the TWIN-CS program back in 2012. Prior to coming to the Roche Center, she was the inaugural Managing Editor for the Journal of Professional Capital and Community. She also has extensive experience teaching at the elementary and college level. Mary Bridget received her bachelor's degree in English from Northwestern University, her Master's in the Arts of Teaching from Miami University of Ohio, and expects to graduate with her doctorate in the spring of 2018. Welcome to the Roche Center, we are delighted to have you on board!
Emmaus Leadership Series - Leading Effective School Board
On September 19, Cohorts 16 and 17 gathered at the Connors Family Retreat Center to consider best practices and ethics for engagement with school boards. Fr. James Keenan, S.J., of the Boston College Theology Department was the keynote speaker for Catholic School Leadership: Mercy, Hospitality, Fidelity & Prudence.
Roche Center Graduate Students in the Spotlight
Read about two of our Roche Center graduate students, Elizabeth Blesson, M.Ed. ’16 and Sam Racine, M.Ed. ’17, who are featured in literature for the Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (ERME) Graduate Programs at the Lynch School of Education.
2017 TWIN-CS Summer Academy Celebrates Diverse Ecologies
From June 18-22, eighteen school teams gathered in Newton for a coral reef-themed week of professional development on two-way immersion in Catholic elementary education.