NCEA Podcast

This podcast is for leaders and teachers in the field of Catholic education. We elevate people who are doing great work and have a general focus on leadership successes and challenges in Catholic education.

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Thursday Jul 14, 2022

Catholic schools thrive when supported by networks and partnerships. In this episode, principal Christine Tax discusses the importance of collaboration among colleagues and leaning on Catholic higher ed partners to grow in ministry. Throughout her career, Christine has partnered with the University of Notre Dame’s ACE programs, Boston College for dual language education, and Loyola Marymount for Blended Learning. Principals are busy, but partners can alleviate the load and help move our schools toward excellence by supporting both leaders and teachers. Catholic school students win when we work together. This episode is sponsored by ACRE/IFG.

Thursday Jul 07, 2022

In this week's podcast, we share a special replay of Sadlier's Catechist Stream webinar from May 2022. Hosts Steve Botsford and Deacon Matt Halbach interviewed awardees from NCEA 2022 President's awards: Sister Rosemarie Nassif, Gregory Rando, and Steve Hamersky. Hear what the awardees are doing to further the mission of Catholic education and continue the tradition of academic excellence.

Thursday Jun 30, 2022

The NCEA Microschool/Multiage Regional Workshop was a sold-out event hosted by the Diocese of Joliet. Participants gathered from TX, CA, WI, DE, IN and MI. In this episode, hear how presenter Abby VanDyke from St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School plans for her 4/5 multiage classroom, how presenter Shannon Saxton-Murphy from St. Stanislaus Catholic School balances her microschool budget for operational vitality, and how participant Dani Flint uses a flipped instructional model in her 7/8 multiage class. This episode is sponsored by NWEA.

Thursday Jun 23, 2022

In this episode, Janette Boazman, Ph.D. discusses her recent keynote and breakout session at the NCEA Exceptional Learners regional workshop. Dr. Boazman discusses the gifted & talented programs in Catholic schools as part of a full inclusive model. This episode is sponsored by Green Ninja.

Tuesday Jun 21, 2022

In this episode, Joe Womac shares the details of a Florida school choice study that highlights the benefits of Catholic education for students receiving scholarships. Annie Smith shares general data highlights and makes connections between advocacy for school choice and academic success. Enjoy this enlightening look at one state’s programs that raises questions about the potential of programs in other states. This episode is sponsored by Terrace Metrics.

Thursday Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo is this week's NCEA Podcast guest. Dr. Woo's background includes former Dean of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business; CEO and President of Catholic Relief Services (2012-2016) and board member for many Catholic organizations including NCEA. Today's podcast discusses her new book: "Rising: Learning from Women's Leadership in Catholic Ministries." In this book, Dr. Woo discusses the leadership roles women can take in Catholic Ministries. The book also discusses challenges that women have faced in these roles. This episode is sponsored by Catapult Learning.

Thursday Jun 09, 2022

Dr. Brandi Odom Lucas is this week’s NCEA Podcast guest. She shares her perspective on leading with equity in mind with a broad look at what it means to be inclusive. As the leader of a Cristo Rey school, Dr. Odom Lucas sees the benefits of providing opportunities and supporting all learners from all backgrounds in the students that graduate from her high school. Dr. Odom Lucas is a leading voice for equity in the Catholic school space with an important role and message for Catholic leaders. Enjoy this week’s podcast sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor.

Thursday Jun 02, 2022

In this week's podcast, Jill Annable talks with 2022 Catholic high school graduate Caleb Haskell. Caleb's love for the Eucharist prompted action to share with his generation and beyond. Why do Catholics believe in the true presence? The Church is alive in our Catholic school graduates. Enjoy and be inspired! This episode is sponsored by Ignatius Press' Word of Life.

Thursday May 26, 2022

In this week’s podcast, Teacher and Inclusion Consultant Mary Desmarais talks about her experiences as a Catholic school student and how they formed her personally and professionally. As a high school student, Mary became involved in her Catholic high school’s peer mentorship program. There she grew in her understanding and care of persons with intellectual disabilities, which has now become her life’s work as an educator. Enjoy Mary’s inspiring story of mission and love in this week’s NCEA podcast. This episode is sponsored by Blackbaud.

Thursday May 19, 2022

In this week's podcast, Devon Wible discusses programmatic, proactive, positive education around mental wellness for students in preschool though high school. Age-appropriate approaches to relationships, coping mechanisms, and social media are all shared as well as how meeting the needs of teachers and parents can also support student mental wellness. This episode is sponsored by Catapult Learning.


National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

NCEA is the largest, private professional education association in the world. NCEA works with Catholic educators to support ongoing faith formation and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. Our membership includes nearly 140,000 educators serving 1.6 million students in Catholic education.

As a professional association whose focus is Catholic school education, NCEA’s focus is to lead, learn and proclaim by:

  • Developing current and future leaders;
  • Providing educational resources and strategically expanding professional development opportunities for those committed to the mission of Catholic education; and
  • Serving as the national voice for Catholic schools

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