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  • Catholic School Guest Artist Program

    The Greeley Center is the happy recipient of the first painting from its inaugural guest artist. St. Angela, the home school of Fr. Andrew M. Greeley, is the featured school in the newly unveiled Catholic School Guest Artist Program, sponsored by the Greeley Center.
  • The Greeley Center Organizing For Success

    The Greeley Center is pleased to announce a new organizational structure that will enhance the services to clients/schools. Dr. Michelle Lia has been elevated to the position of Assistant Director for Professional Development. Dr. Lia will expand professional development services while overseeing several new initiatives related to innovative opportunities for educators. Joining the Greeley Center will be Dr. Sandria Morten and Mrs. Geralyn Lawler. Dr. Morten will serve as Assistant Director for Inclusive Practices. Prior to her appointment at the Greeley Center, Dr. Morten has served in several key positions in the Archdiocese of Chicago including school principal. As a key point in her position, Dr. Morten will coordinate a new approach in inclusive practices in Catholic schools (All Are Welcome). Also joining the staff, Mrs. Geralyn Lawler will serve as the Assistant Director for Catholic School Leadership. Mrs. Lawler has also served the Archdiocese of Chicago in a number of capacities, including serving as a school principal. Mrs. Lawler will coordinate the Catholic Principal Preparation Program among several other initiatives. The Greeley Center is delighted to have these three dedicated professionals in these positions to serve Catholic schools.
  • Catholic Educators from the Philippines Partner with CCSE

    Catholic Educators from the Philippines Partner with CCSE
  • LUMAkids: Facilitating Thinking through the Arts

    The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) and CCSE have joined forces to develop a new program to use visual art to teach critical thinking.
  • Opening the Doors to All: Applying a Response to Intervention Framework to Urban Catholic Schools

    Meeting the needs of children with learning or behavioral issues in Catholic school settings has always been a challenge.
  • Focus on Partnerships: Holy Family Catholic School-Bensenville, IL

    Although Holy Family Catholic School in Bensenville and the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness are not next door neighbors, there is a close relationship between the two. For the past several years, the CCSE has been providing professional development support to Holy Family Catholic School.
  • LU CHOICE graduates are making a difference in Catholic Education

    This year, as the LU CHOICE (Loyola University Chicago Opportunities in Catholic Education) Program recruits its 11th class, the program will be celebrating 10 years of service to Catholic Education in the Chicago area.
  • Reinventing the Ed.D. Capstone Project

    Dr. David Ensminger and Dr. Ann Marie Ryan from the School of Education-Loyola University, along with the CCSE staff are presenting a paper at the the Action Research Network of the Americas conference in San Francisco, CA.
  • Catholic School Principal Prep Program Selected for Grant

    Funded by a grant from the McCormick Foundation, the Catholic Cohort Principal Preparation program at Loyola University Chicago has been chosen to participate in the Principal Preparation Program Evaluation Capacity Building Project housed at the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University.
  • Focus on Partnerships: St. Angela School-Chicago, IL

    With the motto of "Dream. Prepare. Achieve.", St. Angela School is a beacon in the Austin community of Chicago.
  • CCSE Connects Catholic Schools to Loyola School of Nursing

    Partnering with the Center for Catholic School of Effectiveness, a team from the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing at Loyola University Chicago implemented the ICAN (I Can Control Asthma and Nutrition Now) program in two urban Catholic high schools.