Over the past year and a half, I have been a member of the Urban Catholic Teacher Corps graduate program run by Boston College. Here, I have engaged in my first two years as a young professional teacher in an urban Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Boston. I have been teaching 6th Grade Math and Science at Saint Columbkille Partnership School. Simultaneously, I have been working towards my masters by taking graduate level courses full-time through BC.
How did you first learn about or get connected to your current position/opportunity?
I reached out to an SJU alumni to connect me with the Boston College program. She also served in the Urban Catholic Teacher Corps (UCTC) and gave me a tour of BC’s campus in 2018. She is now a great friend and a colleague of mine at Saint Columbkille Partnership School.
How did your SJU education impact your position or professional goals?
SJU was integral in my social, spiritual and professional formation. Through the Jesuit values and the teachings of Saint Ignatius, I realized what it truly means to be a woman with and for others while discovering my passions and navigating the path to my vocation. I joined UCTC to further strengthen my professionalism and spirituality while engaging with an intentional community of teachers from across the country. SJU brought me the best of times and the worst of times, but it was through the valuable friendships I made there and the life-changing experiences I had that helped shape who I am today.
Did you participate in any experiential learning activities (internship, co-op, study abroad, etc.) while at SJU?