Alumni in the News
Pace High School Principal, Ana Garcia, Presents iPad Success at NCEA Regional Meeting
Mrs. Ana Garcia, Principal of Monsignor Edward Pace High School, will be presenting at the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) regional meeting at Archbishop McCarthy High School. After a year of faculty development and preparation, teachers at Pace High School have successfully integrated iPads into their curriculum, and they have also created original course content to replace the need for textbooks. Garcia’s presentation, “A new kind of textbook for a new kind of student”, focuses on how faculty have researched the latest web and tech tools available on their laptops and iPads to create this original course content so that students can have all of their resources and materials at their disposal at any time. Read more
Cristina Pla-Guzman, Class of 2002, becomes the Cervantes Award honorary recipient this year
Congratulations to Cristina Pla-Guzman, Class of 2002, for becoming this year's Cervantes Award honorary recipient! The Cervantes Award is an award given by Nova Southeastern University to the teacher who goes above the standards of teaching to impact the Hispanic students. Going about choosing such a person with these qualities consists of a nomination process by the administrators and past recipients. The same committee then votes on a winner. The majority of teachers at Pace are eligible for this award because 70% of the Pace population are Hispanic. As the drama and choir teacher, Cristina implements diverse teaching methods that amplify the students' learning potential. She is also praised as an inspirational theater director, and her students, Troupe 5457, win outstanding rankings in competitions every year.
German Garcia, Class of 2002, becomes the new Athletic Director for Our Lady of the Lakes
German Garcia, Class of 2002, is the new Athletic Director for Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School in Miami Lakes. He implemented a new routine into the exercise program, yoga, and is confident that students and athletes will benefit from this new addition. As commented in recent news reports, German feels that yoga and meditation will help students "disconnect from all the distractions and the fast pace world we live in today." German has been married to Lizmari Cofino, Class of 2001, for 3 years.
Spartan Pride Moment!
Congratulations to Tony Lama, Class of 1996, Nelson Rodriguez, Class of 1987, and Manny Cid, Class of 2002, for being elected to the Miami Lakes Town Council.
Monsignor Edward Pace Alumni Stephen Morris, Class of 2010, is Named University of Miami Starting QB
Snippet: It wasn't much of a surprise according to most involved in the program when last year's back-up quarterback Stephen Morris was given the starting nod by University of Miami offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch Monday.
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