Some of you may be wondering why I was in Chicago and attending the ISTE Conference (International Society for Technology in Education). Besides running The Catholic Goodie Box with my husband, Matt, I work on a small team that provides leadership, support, and professional development services to a network of Catholic schools in the United States, Canada, and the Philippines. In this work I see how important the teachers in Catholic schools are in forming our children. Education of our future generation is so important...and Catholic education is even more important. Catholic schools foster a Christian community with a focus on Christ and service. They encourage students to use their gifts for the benefit of others.

We want @catholicgoodiebox to contribute and be a part of Catholic education. With your help, we want to create an initiative to invest in Catholic teachers to enable them to give more to their students by funding their continuing professional education and/or teacher led classroom projects across America. We believe, with your help, that this will be our new purpose for The Catholic Goodie Box, and that by investing in others that we can drive real impact that lasts beyond our product's purpose. Our mission will be to enable experiences that matter for teachers.

I will have more details to share about this program and how we'll execute it soon!

As Pope John Paul II said, “The life of a teacher, as I know from personal experience, is very challenging and demanding, but it is also profoundly satisfying…”. #wanderwithpurpose#catholicgoodies #catholiceducation#teachers #catholicschool#catholicschoolsweek #thecatholicgoodiebox#etsy #purpose #mission #students