Notre Dame Educators “Can Do Great Things!”

If you attended Joe Waler’s opening session at the 2018 SND National Education Summit, then you are familiar with the mnemonic Notre Dame Educators Can Do Great Things! Mr. Waler found an easy way to remember the SND Educational Principles while also reminding each educator of the tremendous influence they hold to affect students’ lives.

The start of each word in the mnemonic is reflected back to an Educational Principal.


Notre Dame Educators:

Can – The Centrality of a Good & Provident God

Do – The Human Dignity of Each Person as an Image of God

Great – The Notre Dame Educator as a Gospel Witness

Things – An Integrated Education for Transformation

The National Education office is now offering post-it notes as a simple reminder that YOU do have the power to do great things! These 3×3 post-its can be purchased for $1.50 a piece (including shipping). Please contact for more information.

If you would like to watch Joe Waler’s entire session from the Summit, please visit the SND National Education Office YouTube Channel or go to