By Cathy Harasta
The Texas Catholic
A daily routine of teaching, coaching soccer and cooking for a crowd didn’t seem to sap any pep from Maria Eugenio on a recent Friday afternoon at Bishop Dunne Catholic School.
Students from Eugenio’s science classes smiled at her as the week’s last classes ended and a lively pep rally began with a hallway parade of musicians, cheerleaders and athletes.
High energy, profound faith and a supportive school community have helped to make the learning curve a rewarding experience for Eugenio, who is teaching at Bishop Dunne as a first-year participant in the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education program, known as “ACE.”
“ACE is my way of living out my mission,” said Eugenio, one of six ACE teachers in the Diocese of Dallas this school year. “It’s wonderful to see so much diversity among the students. That is a great way for them to learn about the world. I love being able to be part of their lives.”
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