The School of Education has announced the new director of the Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE). Steven Wojcikiewicz will begin his official duties on Wednesday, February 1, directing a number of strategic partnerships with Catholic P-12 schools and dioceses in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, and Hawaii.
Wojcikiewicz brings deep experience as an educator and scholar in teacher education and policy. After completing his B.A. in history and economics at University of Notre Dame, Wojcikiewicz earned his M.A. in education from the University of Portland through the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) based at Notre Dame. After three years teaching high school social studies and band at Bishop Kelly High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he went on to earn his Ph.D. in educational psychology and educational technology at Michigan State University. He spent six years as a member of the teacher education faculty at Western Oregon University, followed by positions as assistant director of educational issues at the American Federation of Teachers in Washington, D.C., and vice president of policy for Deans for Impact in Austin, Texas.
Wojcikiewicz will replace former director Dave Devine, who announced his resignation this winter to pursue new professional and personal opportunities. Under Devine’s leadership, PACE doubled in size, expanding new teaching partnerships in Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii, launching new programs in Catholic school leadership and inclusions services, and established a successful summer leadership institute.
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