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Bishop Dunne Catholic School has increased enrollment this year and is receiving national accolades for its school culture and academics. Twelve of its faculty are Notre Dame graduates, and 17 graduates of the Bishop Dunne class of 2015 received full scholarships to college.

Bishop Dunne Welcomes New Faculty to the Campus with a Fun Family Event August 7

A “Welcome Back” family picnic and Media Day will be this Friday, August 7th at the school from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A craft fair will be featured in the gym, along with Laser Tag, food and drinks for sale and a scrimmage of the varsity football team.

Ten new teachers will be walking the halls of Bishop Dunne Catholic School as it begins its school year with classes for all grades on August 13th

Most of the instructors have vast experience teaching in their fields, while a few are beginning their teaching career.

Ms. Clare Daly has a bachelor’s degree in English from The University of Dallas and is teaching English.

Brenda Daniel has a Bachelor of Arts degree in translation and interpretation from Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru, and a Master of Arts degree in French from UTA and is teaching French and Spanish.

Cindy Elwood has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The University of Dallas, and a master’s degree in mathematics curriculum and instruction from Dallas Baptist University and is teaching algebra.

Joe Gentry has a bachelor's degree in math from Ouachita Baptist University, a master’s degree in engineering from Washington University, and is an adjunct professor of math. He is teaching upper level math in the high school.

John Groden is an ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education) teacher and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Notre Dame and is teaching world geography and theology. In addition, he’ll be working with the swim team as a coach.

Donovan Kelly is also an ACE teacher and has a bachelor’s degree of English and Economics with a concentration in Spanish from The University of Notre Dame and is teaching Spanish and theology. In addition, he’ll be coaching basketball.

Susan Matassa has a bachelor’s degree in English from Auburn University and a master’s degree in theological studies from Boston College and will be teaching theology in the high school.

Kate Modrovsky has a bachelor’s degree in sports management from St. John’s University and an MBA from UTA and will be teaching sports management. She led the softball team to the playoffs last year in her first year as head coach.

Kristen Sustaita has a bachelor’s degree in education from The University of Michigan and a master’s degree in writing from DePaul University and is teaching English.

Erica Sweeny has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in the art of teaching from the University of Southern California and is teaching middle school English. She’s formerly taught in the Czech Republic.

The “Welcome Back” family picnic and Media Day on Friday begins at 6:30 p.m. Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, cool drinks, a Cake Walk and plenty of games and fun for all is scheduled. 

Bishop Dunne’s first day of school for grades 6 – 9 and transfer students attending 10 – 12 grades is August 12. The first day of class for the entire school is August 13.

Middle School Mini Night is August 25th and High School Mini School Night is September 1st.

 

For more information on Bishop Dunne see the school’s website at: www.bdcs.org

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