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New Collaborative Learning Center Celebration for NDA, KY

It was a day filled with smiles, balloons, and joyful voices! After a long journey of fundraising, designing and building Notre Dame Academy’s new state-of-the art learning space was officially dedicated on Sunday, October 29th. Christened “21st Century Excellence without Boundaries”, the Collaborative Learning Center (CLC) transformed a traditional 20th century library into a high-tech…

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Life is Good – in a very special way!

“Life is Good”. You’ve no doubt seen the T-shirts with the tag line. Maybe even own one or two. But you may be surprised to learn that behind the corporate business of selling colorful, light-hearted apparel and accessories is a non-profit foundation which helps children in need. Keep your eyes open for a T-shirt with…

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A new beginning and bright future for Toledo’s Double ARC

Double ARC was founded in 1992 by the Toledo Province Sisters of Notre Dame to address the needs of children in the regular classroom whose behavior and academic challenges put them at risk for failure or suspension. Sisters working in the classroom saw that some children were having a number of challenges – restlessness, inattention,…

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Leadership Group Gathers in Seattle

Three presidents and three board members attended the national BoardSource Leadership Forum in Seattle Washington, October, 2017. The program addressed a range of board and leadership roles, effective practices and succession planning for both non-profit leadership and boards. Attending from the SND Education Partnership: NDA in KY: Laura Koehl, President and Amy Quinn, Board Chair…

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New and “Nearly New” Leaders Gather for Retreat

The Sisters of Notre Dame, the staff of the National Education Office and members of the Education Advisory Council welcomed “new” and “relatively new” lead administrators to the Bethany Center in Chardon, OH for a retreat centered on issues relevant to leaders of SND Sponsored Schools and Centers. Gathering together for the first time, the…

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National Award given for work in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Field

The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) recently awarded Sr. Suzette Fisher, SND, their first affiliate Circle of Excellence Award in Washington DC recently.  Sr. Suzette is a co-founder of Double ARC and currently is Director of Client Services for the nonprofit organization which is sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Notre Dame.  She…

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New leadership at two SND Sponsored Schools

We are pleased to congratulate Lilliam Paetzold on her selection as the new President of Notre Dame Academy Schools in Los Angeles and welcome Sarah Cullum as the new Principal of Notre Dame Academy in Toledo, OH. Please read on for the official news from the schools ….. After a year-long, national search, the Board…

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Wonderful news for the Notre Dame College Community!

We’re thrilled to be able to share this recent news flash from Thomas Kruczek, President of Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. Congrats to the entire Notre Dame College Community.   “I am very pleased to announce that the College has received the largest gift recognizing faculty and academic excellence in its 95-year history.…

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