Dealt a spring semester like none we’ve ever experienced, Wahlert Catholic Assistant Principal Lisa Krapfl reflects on the immediate action taken by faculty and staff in the past two weeks, and the whirlwind process of mobilizing a supportive and comprehensive K-12 virtual learning experience at Holy Family Catholic Schools.   In this time of uncertainty,…

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While the spotlight is only shone on mentoring one month per year during “Mentoring Month,” we know the trusting and supportive relationships that are formed as a result of mentoring will last a lifetime. Wahlert Catholic English Teacher Heather Trees shares her experience with one-on-one mentoring in the school setting and the bonds formed among…

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As an Associate of the Sisters of the Presentation, Wahlert Catholic English Teacher Barb Ressler ’74 was invited to contribute the following article about Radical Hospitality for the Presentation Sisters’ newsletter. Where to begin?  Greeting, smiling, asking, listening, watching, inviting, caring, challenging and affirming.  “To teach is to create that space… that allows the spirit to…

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A few years ago, I was asked to be part of an innovation team made up of the Holy Family elementary principals and a few teacher representatives from each school. As a team, we were tasked with asking each other the hard questions. What exactly is our vision at the elementary level? What does our…

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Philosopher John Dewey wrote, “if we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”  We now have the opportunity to embrace a new way of teaching that will prepare our students for a future we cannot imagine, while instilling in them the same core values and strong academic foundation our schools…

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