Since she was a young child, Pat Mendina had wanted to teach, even reviewing the ABC’s and numbers with her teddy bears and dolls.
Excellence in Teaching
Engaging the entire Ursuline community, the faculty-led Excellence in Teaching initiative has examined the core skills, knowledge, and habits of mind and heart of effective teaching to produce a definition of teaching excellence for Ursuline Academy of Dallas. In its preparation, that definition has also considered the core values of Ursuline education and the writings of St. Angela Merici. The resulting Pillars of Teaching Excellence offers a foundation for all Ursuline initiatives, including the development of a professional learning framework for faculty.
Five Pillars of Teaching Excellence at Ursuline
Constituting the values and beliefs about excellence in teaching specifically for Ursuline, these pillars are the foundation on which the Academy's professional learning framework is built.
Bernie Paul first got her start at Ursuline in the Theology Department after a move from Michigan.
Science Department Chair at the time, Father Jack Deeves, gave Maureen Sullivan the initial call offering her a position at Ursuline.
Toward the end of Bill Thompson's undergrad studies, his passion for prints was born! A Printmaking class inspired his path and he took another year to build a portfolio for grad school.
While Fred Schneider didn’t know he wanted to be a teacher growing up, he was not surprised it was the path he ended up taking.