CHESCS is a CACE-affiliated group housed within the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).  Its membership is currently comprised of some 23 Catholic colleges and universities that support Catholic elementary and secondary schools through degree programs, certificate/ licensure programs, seminars, and professional development experiences for Catholic school teachers and leaders, or related organizations that support CHESCS.

The purpose of the organization is five-fold:

  1. To promote collaborative relationships among all levels of Catholic education; including early childhood, elementary, secondary, and higher education.
  2. To utilize resources of Catholic higher education to support the work of teaching in and leading Catholic elementary and secondary schools.
  3. To promote degree programs that offer professional education for Catholic school teachers and leaders through cooperative efforts of the members.
  4. To support members through partnerships and collaborations, sharing of information and resources, and modeling cooperation.
  5. To cultivate and encourage an inclusive membership of all Catholic colleges and universities that support Catholic elementary and secondary schools.

 

Current Officers

President
Lorraine Ozar, PhD
Director of the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness
Loyola University
Lewis Towers, Room 601G
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 915-6915
Fax: (312) 915-6980

Vice President
Jim Klassen, PhD
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Diocese of Tyler
1415 County Road 1596
Avinger, TX 75630
(903) 562-1819
Fax: (903) 534-1370

Liason to the CACE Executive Committee
Merylann Schuttloffel, PhD
The Catholic University of America
Director of Catholic School Leadership Program
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Cardinal Station
Washington, DC 20064

Ex-Officio
CACE Executive Director
National Catholic Educational Association
1005 N. Glebe Road, Suite 525
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 257-0010
Fax: (703) 243-0025

 

CHESCS members meet regularly twice a year; in the fall at the CACE Annual Meeting and in the spring at the NCEA Convention & Expo.

2014 NCEA Convention & Expo
April 22-24, 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2014 CACE Annual Meeting
October 26-29, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico

CHESCS member institutions provide the following professional development programs, consulting services, and degree programs designed for Catholic school educators.

 

Boston College

 

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs

(Offered by the Roche Center for Catholic Education)

  • Urban Catholic Teacher Corps (UCTC) for participating school teachers and administrators
  • Emmaus Series: A Leadership Advantage Program for New England Catholic School Principals
  • Catholic School Leadership Team Initiative
  • Innovation Institute for Catholic Educators
  • Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools
  • Stand Up, Speak Out—Middle School Student Leadership Conference
  • Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education (IACHE)

(Offered by the Lynch School of Education and the Carroll School of Management)

  • The Lynch Leadership Academy, sponsored by Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Carroll School of Management

On-site consultative coaching for school improvement, mission effectiveness, faculty and staff professional development, business management, board-structured planning, assessment, National Standards and Benchmarks, student retreats, etc.

 

 

Creighton University

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs

 

 

Fordham University

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Cabrini Urban Principals’ Institute for Exemplary Leadership for the 21st Century
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership Seminar Series for Catholic School Administrators
  • School Leadership Development
  • Early Childhood Development
  • School Governance and Related Issues
  • Institutional Charism
  • Catholic School Accreditation
  • Ph.D. in Administration and Supervision, Church Leadership Program
  • M.S. in Education, Administration and Supervision, Catholic Education Leadership Program  for certification
  • M.S. in Education, Administration and Supervision, Catholic Education Leadership Program – no certification

 

Loyola Marymount University

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Catholic Education Symposia: Hosted by the Center for Catholic Education, the Catholic Education Symposia is a year-long series designed to meet the needs of Catholic educators in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. The symposia include professional development and leadership workshops for teachers, principals, and administrators.
  • The Center for Catholic Education has provided assistance with strategic plan development for Archdiocesan high schools.
  • California Preliminary SB 2042 Multiple Subjects or Single Subject Teaching Credential, combined with either an MA Elementary Education or MA Secondary Education
  • 5th Year/Clear 2042 Program
  • MA Catholic Inclusive Education
  • MA Catholic School Administration
  • California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential (Tier I)
  • California Professional Administrative Services Credential (Tier II)
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice
  • Certificate in Catholic Inclusive Education
  • Certificate in Catholic School Leadership

 

Loyola University Chicago

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Tailored professional development for schools, dioceses and networks in:
  • Curriculum (standards-based, common core, backward design, ELA, literacy, 21st century skills, and more)
  • RTL for Catholic Schools
  • Assessment
  • Special Needs and Struggling Students
  • PBIS behavior management
  • Research-based instructional strategies
  • Anti-bullying
  • Instructional Leadership
  • National Catholic School Standards and Benchmarks
  • Onsite coaching for Professional Development (see listing of PD topics)
  • School improvement
  • Mission Effectiveness

 

Mount St. Mary's University

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Transformative Catholic Education Seminar Series
  • Catholic School Finances and Marketing
  • The role of the Catholic Leader:  The Spirit of Leadership
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Instructional Technology
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Motivation
  • Provide ongoing staff development in aforementioned professional development areas
  • M.Ed. Instructional Leadership for Catholic Educators
  • M.Ed. with Concentration in Technology Facilitation
  • M.Ed. with Concentration in Reading: Reading Specialist K-12
  • Master of Arts in Teaching in:
  • Elementary/Special Education
  • K-12 Teaching in Art, Music
  • Secondary Education with content areas in business education, mathematics, English, social studies, French, and Spanish
  • Catechesis Course: Youth Ministry Practice

 

St. John's University

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • St. Vincent de Paul Program for boards of directors
  • Project TIE: Training Innovative Educators – a three-year program for teacher effectiveness and student achievement
  • Curriculum Leadership Teams for the implementation of the Common Core and Catholic Identity in elementary schools (10 part series)
  • Management Seminars for Catholic School Leaders for elementary and high school principals and diocesan personnel (3 part series)
  • High School Common Core Program for the implementation of the Common Core and Catholic Identity in secondary schools
  • Ongoing and local staff development in the areas of curriculum development, board development and leadership development
  • MS in School Building Leadership for aspiring Catholic school principals
  • Advanced Certificate in SBL for certification (for non-public schools)

 

The Catholic University of America

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Professional Development Workshops and Institutes
  • Diocesan strategic planning services are offered. Please contact Dr. John Convey.
  • MA in Early Childhood Special Education
  • MA in Secondary Education
  • Doctoral Program in Catholic Educational Leadership and Policy Study (CELPS)
  • Graduate Teacher Certificate Program
  • Advanced Graduate Certificate in Diocesan Leadership

 

University of Dallas

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • DANTE Institute provides professional development designed specifically for Catholic School teachers/schools
 
  • School of Ministry Catholic School Leadership Program (MCSL)
  • School of Ministry Catholic School Teaching Program (MCST)
  • Certificate in Catholic School Leadership
  • Dallas Area Network for Teaching and Education (DANTE Institute)
  • Education for Theology Majors

 

University of Dayton

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Academic and Faith Formation Programs:
  • St. Remy Initiative –Leadership Development and Faith Formation
  • Excellence Initiative – Curriculum Mapping, Differentiated Instruction, Assessment, Professional Learning Communities
  • Writing Workshop, Struggling Readers, Picture Book Read In
  • Professional Book Clubs
  • Music Education
  • Character Education
  • Best Practice Consultation with Individual Catholic Schools
  • Urban Child Development Resource Center- Non-academic barriers to learning including prevention programs and individual counseling
  • Bombeck Institute – Early Childhood Education and Catechesis
  • Leadership Development
  • Marianist Educational Consortium
  • Urban Child Development Resource Center – Non-Academic Barriers to Learning
  • Family Cafes
  • Struggling Readers – Strategies That Work
  • Urban Teacher Academy-coursework (rnenonene1@udayton.edu)
  • School Research and Consulting Services(jslife1@udayton.edu)

 

University of Notre Dame

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • The five Notre Dame ACE Academies represent an innovative model of in-depth partnership between ACE and at-risk urban schools. Each school—currently three in the Diocese of Tucson and two in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Fla.—implements structural features that facilitate school improvement and share a common Catholic ethos. With intensive, on-site support from Notre Dame faculty and staff, this University-school partnership works with teachers and principals to offer a Catholic education of the highest quality to as many children as possible. 
  • The Strategic Intervention Teams (SIT) training provides educators with skills and strategies to meet the needs of children with academic and behavioral challenges. 
  • A series of intensive workshops and comprehensive materials in order to strengthen the academic excellence of Catholic schools. This program enables K-12 teachers and principals across a diocese to collaborate with one another on improving curriculum, instruction, and assessment. 
  • ACE’s Catholic School Advantage Campaign is a national movement to dramatically expand access to Catholic schools for Latino and other at-risk, under-served children in the next decade , thereby giving them a faith-filled educational pathway to fuller participation in America’s civic life. Several dioceses have partnered with ACE to pursue innovative interventions in their schools and parishes. 
  • Professional Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Federal Grants Initiative
  • Program for K-12 Educational Access
  • Catholic School Advantage Campaign
  • Executive Search Services

 

University of Saint Thomas

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
Pastoral Spanish for Teachers and Religious Educators
Murray Research Fellows
  • Various program consultations as requested.
  • Education Specialist degree with Principal Licensure Preparation
  • Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Master of Arts in K-12 Reading Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Religious Education
  • Certificate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Education
  • Certificate in English as a Second Language
  • Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Certificate in Multicultural Education
  • Certificate in Advanced Curriculum Design for the Differentiated Classroom
  • Certificate in K-12 Learning Technology
  • Certificate in Math Education
  • Certificate in Catholic Educational Leadership for experienced principals and parish leaders who already have completed an Ed. S. or MA in Religious Education degree

 

University of San Francisco

Professional Development Programs Consulting Services Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Topical Workshops on issues in Catholic Education each semester during the school year
  • Special Topics related to Catholic education offered during both sessions of summer school (ICEL Summer West)
Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership (ICEL) provides: symposia; conferences; presentations at schools, parishes and national conventions; and opportunities for professional development and networking for faculties, administrators, trustees and church officials.
  • Masters in Catholic School Teaching
  • Masters in Catholic Educational Leadership
  • Doctorate of Education in Catholic School Leadership
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Catholic Educational Leadership

 

 

The following is a chronological list of CHESCS member events and meetings for NCEA members. It will be updated continously as NCEA members learn of this central source for publicizing and learning about events sponsored by CHESCS members.

Events will be updated periodically. CHESCS member representatives wishing to submit an event or meeting, please email your request for posting to the CACE Executive Director.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Marquette University Launches Institute for Catholic Leadership
As partners in the great work of Catholic education, Marquette University seeks to join with colleagues from across the nation in discerning and communicating courses of action that will advance the mission of the institutions that help to nourish us. We look forward to forming partnerships to ensure we are responsive to challenges that arise.  Together, we know that we will achieve the absolute highest levels of excellence both for our students today as well as for generations of future students.  Please visit our website to become more acquainted with our efforts.

Creighton University’s Online Graduate Certificate
Creighton University announces its four-course online graduate certificate in Catholic School Leadership (CSL) that is designed for leaders who come from public schools or were trained at public universities. Now enrolling for the fall course. Check here for course descriptions and testimonials from graduates. If you have questions, please contact Tim Cook.

Exciting New Program at University of Dayton
The University of Dayton announces its St. Remy Initiative: Inspiring Minds and Hearts of Catholic School Educators on July 15, 2014. For more information view our Training Day Flyer.

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List of current Catholic Higher Education Supporting Catholic Schools (CHESCS) members by institution.

Albertus Magnus College

Joan Venditto 
Director of Education Programs
700 Prospect St.
New Haven, CT 06511

Alverno College

Sr. Mary Diez 
Professor
3400 S. 43 St.
Milwaukee, WI 53234

Boston College

Charles Cownie 
Director, Urban Catholic Teacher Corp.
25 Lawewnce Avenue
Chestnut, MA 02467

Erik Goldschmidt 
Director of the Church in the 21st Century Ctr
110 College Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Michael James, PhD
Fellow, Barbara and Patrick Roche Center
25 Lawrence Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Kristin Melley 
Associate Director for Professional Development
25 Lawrence Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Fr. Joseph O’Keefe, SJ
Interim Director
84 College Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill, PhD
Executive Director
25 Lawrence Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Chaminade University Honolulu

Helen Whippy, PhD
Provost
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

College of Saint Elizabeth

Fr. Thomas McDade, EdD
Scholar in Residence/ Professor of Education
2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960

Creighton University

Timothy Cook, PhD
Professor of Education
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Fr. Thomas Simonds, SJ, EdD
Assistant Professor
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

DePaul University

Fr. Anthony Dosen, CM, PhD
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
2233 N. Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Fordham University

Gerald Cattaro, EdD
Professor
113 West 60th St.
Room 1119F
New York, NY 10023

Georgian Court University

Timothy Briles 
Co-Chair
900 Lakewood Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Lynn DeCapua 
Dean of the School of Education
900 Lakewood Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701

LaSalle University

Mary Williams 
Chair & Professor
1900 W. Onley Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Lewis University

Pam Jessee 
Dean College of Education
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446

Jeanette Mines, PhD
Academic Associate to the Provost
One University Parkway, Unit 993
Romeoville, IL 60446

Stephany Schlachter, EdD
Provost
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446

Lawrence Wiers 
Director of School Partnerships
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446

Lourdes University

Sr. Valerie Grondin, OSF, PhD
Assoicate Professor
5012 King Rd
Sylvania, OH 43560

Loyola Marymount University

Beth Brewer, EdD
Visit Prof./Dir. of Cath. Teacher Prep/CAST
One LMU Drive
University Hall, Suite 1760
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Jose Chavez 
Bilingual Research Associate
One LMU Drive
Malone Student Center
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Brendan Forray 
Admin. Coord. Ctr. for Cath. Educ.
One LMU Drive
University Hall, Suite 1760
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Karen Huchting, PhD
Assistant Professor
One LMU Drive
Malone Student Center, Ste 2300
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Shane Martin, PhD
Dean of Graudate Studies and School of Education
One LMU Drive, Suite 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Anthony Sabatino, EdD
Assistant Professor, School of Education, Center for Catholic Education
One LMU Drive, Suite 2300
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Rebecca Stephenson, PhD
Managing Editor, Journal of Catholic Education
One LMU Drive, Suite 1760
University Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Fr. Robert Walsh, SJ
Exec. Director Center for Cath. Educ.
One LMU Drive, Suite 1760
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Loyola University Chicago

Lorraine Ozar Ph.D.
Director, Center for Catholic School Effectiveness
Lewis Towers, Room 601G
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Manhattan College

Sr. Mary Ann Jacobs, SCC, EdD
Associate Prof. Sch. Bldg. Leader. Progs.
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471

Sr. Remigia Kushner, CSJ
Professor
4513 Manhattan College Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471

Marquette University

Thomas Kiely 
Director Catholic Education
1618 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Marymount University

Sr. Patricia Earl, IHM, PhD
Director Catholic School Leadership Program
2807 North Glebe Rd.
Rowley Hall, G126
Arlington, VA 22207

Mount Saint Mary's University

Elizabeth Monahan 
Director of the Center for Cath. School Excellence
16300 Old Emmitsburg
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Notre Dame of Maryland University

Gail Donahue, PhD
4701 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Sr. Sharon Slear, SSND
Dean, School of Education
4701 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Providence College

Br. Patrick Carey, CFC
Program Director
Pact Program - Harkins 206
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918

Saint Leo University

Sharyn Disabato, PhD
Director Graduate Ed
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574

Candace Roberts, PhD
Chair- Undergraduate
33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574

St. Catherine College

Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN,JD,PhD
Legal Counsel/Dean, Graduate School
2735 Bardstown Road
Saint Catharine, KY 40061

St. John's University

Anne Marie Borneman 
Director
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Rosalba Del Vecchio, EdD
Dir. New Public School Leadership (TCPA)
Sullivan Hall, Room 528
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439

Francine Guastello, EdD
Associate Professor
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439

Mary Jane Krebbs, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439

St. Louis University

John James, EdD
Associate Professor
3500 Lindell Blvd.
Fitzgerald Hall, 107
Saint Louis, MO 63103

St. Mary's University College

John Lydon, KHS
Sr. Lecturer in Cath. School Leadership
Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill
Twickenham TW1 4SX   London
United Kingdom

The Catholic University of America

John Convey, PhD
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Cardinal Station
Washington, DC 20064

Leonard DeFiore 
Research Associate Professor
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20064

Merylann Schuttloffel, PhD
Director of Catholic School Leadership Program
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Cardinal Station
Washington, DC 20064

University of Dallas

James Klassen, PhD
Director of Catholic School Leadership Program
1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062

University of Dayton

David Dolph, PhD
Chair of Dept. Educational Leadership
300 College Park
324 Chaminade Hall
Dayton, OH 45469

Susan Ferguson 
Director, Center for Catholic Education
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469

Thomas Hunt, PhD
Fellow ( Center for Catholic Education
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469

Kevin Kelly, PhD
Dean, Sch. of Educ. & Health Services
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469

Louise "Toni" Moore, PhD
St. Remi Initiative Director
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469

Sr. Angela Zukowski, MHSH
Director
300 College Park, Alumni Hall 218
Dayton, OH 45469

University of Detroit Mercy

Patricia Gajewski 
Administrator-Tchr. Educ/College Supv.
4001 W. McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI 48221

University of Notre Dame

Fr. Ronald Nuzzi, PhD
Director, ACE RISE
107 Carole Sandner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Steve Perla 
Senior Director ACE Consulting
107 Carole Sandner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

John Staud, PhD
Director of Pastoral Formation and Administration
107 Carole Sandner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Amy Wyskochil 
Dir. of Operations-ACE Services
107 Carole Sandner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

University of San Francisco

Fr. Steve Katsouros, SJ
Director
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

University of St. Thomas

Catherine Cory 
Director, Murray Institute
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Jane Fennell 
Coordinator-Murray Inst.
1000 La Salle Ave. MOH-217
Minneapolis, MN 55403

As an affiliate member of the CACE Department (Chief Administrators of Catholic Education) when a person or primary contact person of an institutional membership joins CHESCS, that person automatically becomes a member of the CACE Department and NCEA.

Member benefit information and a registration form can be found in the CHESCS Membership Brochure. CHESCS now offers both individual memberships and institutional memberships. To receive the multiple members discount, all participating members must submit their forms and payment together.

 

Once the form is completed, it can be sent to the Membership Department via fax, email, or post:

Membership
National Catholic Educational Association
1005 North Glebe Road, Suite 525
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 571-257-0010
Fax: 703-243-0025