Monthly Message from NCEA President – August 2015


The days of summer have passed quickly. It seems like only yesterday that we were saying goodbye to our students and now we are getting ready to welcome new students and a new school year! Endings and beginnings – the cycle of life!

NCEA is excited for this new school year and all that it brings for Catholic schools. As educators in the classroom get their lesson plans together and administrators finalize their calendars, here are a few reminders about what’s to come in the near future:

September 1 is World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope Francis has established this day to highlight global environmental concerns. Join the community of Catholic schools as they pledge and share their commitment to the environment through conservation, service and prayer.

September 22 – 25 is the Eighth World Meeting of Families. NCEA will be attending the gathering to share resources and information to attendees at the event and provide online resources and social media opportunities for Catholic school educators nationwide.. For those also planning on attending the gathering join NCEA at a special panel event “Going to the Outskirts: A Call to Catholic Educators” on Friday, September 25. Please visit to learn more.

September 26 – 27 Pope Francis will be closing the World Meeting of Families with a visit to Philadelphia. Pope Francis will also be visiting New York City and Washington, D.C. NCEA is grateful to Pope Francis for his continued support of Catholic school and Catholic educators worldwide. Join us as we pray for him during this landmark visit.

October 5 marks the 25th Anniversary  of the NCEA Seton Awards Gala that will take place in D.C. This annual event raises fund to support NCEA’s research, leadership development and advocacy programs that support Catholic school educators and students. For more information, please visit

October 17 – 18 & October 18 – 21 brings leaders in Catholic school education together for NCEA’s Superintendent Academy and Catholic Leadership Summit in Atlanta. We look forward to providing professional developing sessions, inspirational keynotes and networking opportunities for our diocesan leaders.

As always, please continue to follow NCEA on Facebook /NCEAorg and Twitter @NCEATalk, for real-time updates on all that is happening at NCEA, as well as to connect and share with your fellow Catholic school educators.