NDUEC appoints executive director

Posted on: July 16, 2018 9:00 am
Tags: Nduec, Education,

Sister Maria Therese Schappert, SND, was appointed executive director of the Notre Dame Urban Education Center in July 2018.

The Sisters of Notre Dame are pleased to announce the appointment of Sister Maria Therese Schappert, SND, as executive director at the Notre Dame Urban Education Center (NDUEC) in Covington, KY. Established in 2009, the Notre Dame Urban Education Center serves children of Northern Kentucky through educational programming, including individualized tutoring, cultural enrichment, and life skills sessions.

Sister Maria Therese served as a teacher for twenty-five years and an administrator for seven years at schools in the Covington and Lexington, Kentucky Dioceses. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Thomas More College, as well as a master’s degree in education and principal licensure from Xavier University. Sister Maria Therese received training from Apple and was first designated an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2000.  Most recently, Sister Maria Therese was a member of the Client Management System technical support team at St. Vincent De Paul of Northern Kentucky.

Her hands-on experience as an educator, especially in the Covington urban core, drew Sister Maria Therese to this opportunity.

“I believe that education is transformational and it is something that nobody can take away from you,” Sister Maria Therese said. “We as Sisters of Notre Dame value education and its impact, and I am glad to be a part of it at NDUEC.”

In addition to working with children, families, and volunteers during the center’s regular hours, a primary focus for Sister Maria Therese will be to assess the educational needs of the immediate Covington area and the broader Northern Kentucky community and determine how NDUEC can expand to meet those needs.

“I am ready to embrace this fully. I am following closely in the footsteps of the very sisters who started the program, and continuing with the support of the Sisters of Notre Dame and many dedicated volunteers and partners.”

Connie Cutter
Date: on July 30, 2018

Congratulations! Wonderful news for you and NDUEC!

Lori Speakes
Date: on July 19, 2018

Congratulations! Wishing you much success in your new endeavors.

Jae Bishop
Date: on July 17, 2018

I am sure you will succeed in doing God's work at the NDEUC. They are very lucky to have you. Go there and let everyone "feel the love". Love you, Jae

Joni Hizer
Date: on July 17, 2018

Congratulations, Sister! Wishing you lots of success and blessings in this next chapter of your life.

Karen Zengel
Date: on July 17, 2018

Congratulations! While we are sad that to see you leave SVdP, this is the perfect opportunity for you and the community. I know you'll do wonderful things for this important ministry!

Carol Althauser
Date: on July 17, 2018

Perfect job for you; so glad you're back in education!

Vicki Smith
Date: on July 16, 2018

Congrtatulations!! I know you will be great in your new role.

Marilyn Willenbrink
Date: on July 16, 2018

God is good! Wow! God has His Hand in this appointment. Congratulations and be assured of my prayers and support.

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