This past weekend, in my role as Director of the Caldwell Dominican Associate program, I attended the National Dominican Associate Directors Conference, which was held in Racine, Wisconsin.
The theme of the conference was Leadership in the DominicanTradition and it was a time for me to network with Dominican Associate Directions from across the country. We reflected on how we can be effective leaders in our Associate communities and in the Dominican family, locally and nationally. We also discussed the most effective ways to grow our Associate programs and partner with the Dominican Sisters.
Dominican communities from Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Ohio, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Illinois, Washington, Missouri, and California were represented.
Ms. Clarrett is 1 of 35 Educators Selected to Attend OpenSciEd Continued; Will be Recognized as a Simmons Scholar at the New Jersey Science Convention in October
Ms. Tawana Clarrett participated in “OpenSciEd Continued” held at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ this summer. Ms. Clarrett was one of 35 educators selected from a broad pool of teachers of science in New Jersey. The teachers received 18 hours of instruction and left the Institute with curricular tools specifically for their classroom, which will interest students about Plate Tectonics & Rock Cycling. These hands-on and assessment-focused lessons, demonstrations, and field experiences support NJ Student Learning Standards in Science as well as Math and English/Language Arts.
Ms. Clarrett will be recognized as a Simmons Scholar in October. She will also present and share aspects of her student connections resulting from participation in the Institute with other NJ Science Convention attendees. Read more at www.njscienceconvention.org
Mrs. Callahan Keefe is excited to experience a Dominican education firsthand after serving for 12 years as an educator and administrator at Lacordaire.
She will attend Caldwell University’s doctoral Educational Leadership program, which is designed to prepare leaders in higher education to strategically plan, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate circumstances with informed models of decision-making.
Mrs. Callahan Keefe received her M.F.A. from Montclair State University and her B.F.A. from the University Of Florida.
Mrs. Callahan Keefe will continue as Lacordaire’s Director of Admissions while she pursues her Doctoral degree. We are so proud of her!
Ms. Bilicska recently entered her third year in Caldwell University’s doctoral Educational Leadership program, which is designed to prepare leaders in higher education to strategically plan, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate circumstances with informed models of decision-making.
Ms. Bilicska received her M.A. Curriculum And Instruction from Caldwell University and her B.S. in Education & B.A. in History from the University Of Tampa.
We are so proud of her!
Ms. Landrevie Attends NJAIS Conference on Learning Practices
Ms. Landrevie, French teacher, recently attended NJAIS’s conference on “Principles of Learning.”
The group looked at brain research behind some common practices in independent schools: Rewards systems, grades, note-taking practices, and other strategies. Then, they explored key principles of human learning and considered how each can be adapted to tweak/improve teaching and learning practices.
Ms. Landrevie received a M.S. in Information & Communication from Paris III Censier Université, a First Degree in Architecture from École Des Beaux-Arts De Paris, a Master’s Degree in History from Paris IV Sorbonne, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Lycée Flora Tristan.