November 2017 News

National Conference Recap 

With 58 participants representing 35 member schools across the country and Canada, the energy throughout the three-day National Leadership Conference was electric!


Presentation topics ranged from the current landscape of philanthropy and fundraising, school choice, and the life-cycles of non-profit organizations.

John Schoenig (University of Notre Dame) presents “Our Greatest and Best Inheritance: Catholic Schools in a New Era of Educational Choice”

Breakout sessions were led by experts in fundraising, recruitment, and professional development, as well as executive directors, advancement directors, and school staff of member schools.

Emily Bautista, MA, Epiphany School and Adam Silk, MD, Harvard Medical School discuss Innovative Mental Health Interventions at Epiphany School.


John Finley IV (Head of Epiphany School) leads participants in morning prayer.


Kristen Melley (Director of Professional Development at Boston College) leads a group activity.



The Coalition thanks both Mother Caroline Academy and the Epiphany School for hosting the conference, as well as all speakers and presenters who shared their collective knowledge and skills! For participants who have not filled out the post-conference survey, please take a moment to do so by clicking here.

Northeast Regional PD 

St. Martin de Porres will host the Northeast Regional Professional Development Day on Monday, November 20th from 8:15AM – 4:00PM. Click here to see the flyer..

Breakout Sessions will focus on:

  • Using electronic devices in the classroom
  • Literacy: Effective Strategies
  • Graduate Support Curriculum
  • Creating a trauma informed classroom and school
  • Creating a student centered classroom: teaching methods
  • Engaging with parents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Differentiated Instruction & Learning Styles

Conference Location and Contact Person:  
Saint Martin de Porres Academy
208 Columbus Avenue  ♦  New Haven, CT 06519
Sherri Franzman, Director of Operations
(203)772-2424  ♦

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