26 education professionals from our diocese presenting at statewide conference

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Education professionals from Christian schools all over Michigan are gathering in Grand Rapids Oct. 17-19 for the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools (MANS) conference and expo. The conference features professional development, sharing ideas, and fellowship with other faith-based educators.

Teachers and other professionals from our diocese are contributing in a big way; MANS accepted 22 proposals from 26 educators to speak at the conference. They’ll share best practices in topics including technology resources, faith integration in curriculum, literacy development, multi-age classrooms, and place-based education. We’re proud that so many of our educators have so much expertise to share!

They are:

Additionally, three principals from our Catholic schools have participated on the conference planning committee:

Most Rev. David Walkowiak shared words of welcome with the conference on the morning of Oct. 18. See his remarks in the video.

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,500 preschool through 12th grade students within seven counties in West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential. Find your Catholic school at this link.

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