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Alumnae Recognized as Outstanding Educators
Posted 02/05/2020 07:45AM

We are proud to report that two Ursuline alumnae received recognition for their work as outstanding teachers. 


Bronxville High School teacher Beth Gillin Agarabi '85 received a National Board Certification on January 8, 2020. This is the highest credential an educator can receive, after logging more than 160 hours of hard work over the course of a year. 


Beth stated, "This process has humbled me to think about our roles in and out of the classroom. We, educators, possess such an integral role to affect change and move the dial towards greatness in our worlds. Teaching requires a reflective lens, but I find myself asking more meaningful questions ranging from 'Why will I teach this?' to 'How will this skill or unit impact our learners to contribute meaningfully beyond Bronxville?'" You can read more about Beth's work HERE.



Colleen Keller Chiacchere '98 received the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality Award (St. Ignatius Award) at Creighton University on February 4, 2020. This award is given to recognize Creighton's faculty and staff who live the spirit of St. Ignatius through their participation in the mission of Creighton, and their involvements beyond university life that reflect the Ignatian ideals of Magis, Cura Personalis, and being persons for and with others. Colleen is the Director of the Magis Catholic Teacher Core within the Department of Education


Colleen, who holds an MEd and MS, said, "My time at Ursuline, particularly my religion classes, service work, Peer Ministry and the teachings of St. Angela certainly set the stage for me to be so curious and dedicated to working in Jesuit schools and being so fond of St. Ignatius."   Colleen is pictured here with the president of Creighton University, Fr. Hendrickson.  We invite you to read more about Colleen and her work HERE.






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