Education Department

The task of a teacher, who is also a learner, is both joyful and rigorous. It demands seriousness and scientific, emotional and affective preparation." Paulo Freire

Purposeful decision-making is at the heart of effective teaching.  Our aim is to develop exemplary teachers with a strong liberal arts foundation who exemplify Benedictine values, and who consistently make professional decisions that help all students achieve their full potential as persons and as responsible world citizens in a democratic society.

Through formal instruction, field experiences, and supervised clinical teaching we strive to prepare educators who understand the complexities of today's classrooms and students, and who are able to apply their knowledge for the benefit of their students.

Banner photo courtesy of Steve Diamond

Sela Weber completing a Fullbright in India.


Marisela Weber is a recipient of the Fulbright-Nehru award teaching English in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India for the 2019-2020 school year. Through the Fulbright grant, Marisela works as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) at CSI Jessie Moses Matriculation and Higher Secondary School. Marisela hopes that through her experience as an ETA, she will become a more understanding, compassionate, and equitable educator.

Ali McGraw is completing a Fullbright in Germany.

Ali McGraw received the Fulbright Scholarship to be an English Teaching Assistant during the 2019-2020 academic year. As part of this experience, Ali teaches in a German public high school for 12 hours per week. Additionally, she is volunteering and making cultural connections. Ali is very interested in Germany's public school system, and looks forward to exploring a variety of schools.