Catholic Elementary Teachers Gather for Opening School Rally

For Immediate Release
August 8, 2011
For Information:
Cecelia Price, 502/585-3291 (work) • 502/417-7187 (cell)

Approximately 700-800 teachers from 39 Catholic elementary schools will gather on Friday, August 12, to celebrate the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. This event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center in Shepherdsville, Ky. (See agenda below.) The theme is “Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Minds.”

After the welcome and prayer by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., and the presentation of the Ulmer teacher awards by the Catholic Education Foundation, educators will enjoy a presentation by Chicago-based Wavelength. An award-winning ensemble of professional actors and educators, Wavelength uses humor, laughter and improvisation to train and inspire educational professionals. Entitled “The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Educators,” this program will allow teachers to laugh, learn and build rapport while they reflect on their practice.

The Archdiocese of Louisville has 48 Catholic elementary and secondary schools serving seven counties of Central Kentucky.


9:00-9:30 a.m. Gathering/Hospitality
10:00 a.m.
Opening Prayer and Welcome (Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.)
10:30 a.m.
Catholic Education Foundation Ulmer Awards (Rich Lechleiter, Chair, Catholic Education Foundation)
11:30 a.m.
Program: The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Educators (Wavelength)
11:30 a.m.-
Closing Prayer (Leisa Schulz, Superintendent of Catholic Schools)

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