Fellows and the Culture of Life: Irrigating Deserts

By: Katie Fallon, Seton Teaching Fellows Cohort 6 Katie graduated from Auburn University and joined Seton Teaching Fellows after studying Spanish Education in college. She currently serves as a Learning Specialist Fellow at Brilla College Prep Middle School & teaches seventh grade Catechism at El Camino. She brings the light of Christ to her students…

Jude Ledyard: Student Relationships Built on Love

Jude Ledyard graduated from Franciscan University in Steubenville with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. In college, he played soccer and was involved in mission outreach, where he first encountered the South Bronx on a mission trip during his Junior year. He served as a Life Teen Counselor and was the Choir Director for a local…

Once a Fellow, Always a Fellow: An Interview with Cohort 5 Alum Courtney Robles

Courtney Robles is from Westminster, Colorado, and served as a Seton Teaching Fellow after graduating from the University of Northern Colorado and working as a nurse.  As a Fellow, she worked with the Kindergarten and First Grade Learning Specialist at Brilla Veritas and taught Kindergarten catechism during El Camino. This fall, she is entering religious…

A Place of Refreshment for our Kids: An Interview with Ms. Mealey

Claire Mealey is a current Seton Teaching Fellow. She serves as a Reading Interventionist at Brilla College Prep Middle School with 5th and 6th graders. She is from Minneapolis, Minnesota and studied Elementary Education at Benedictine College. She also is trained in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program and assists in weekly classes with…

An Environment of Love and Discipline: An Interview with Ms.Vo

Jacelyn Vo is a current Seton Teaching Fellow. She serves the first grade team at Brilla College Prep Elementary School in the South Bronx. Prior to becoming a fellow, she worked as an in-home behavior technician for children with autism and as a volunteer for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange County, California. Upon graduation, she…

More Confidence to Serve: Interview with Ms. Tanu

I know you studied engineering, what piqued your interest in education? I became interested in education due to my involvement in STEM education research.   I felt dissatisfied with my undergraduate engineering experience, and after probing deeper into my experience, I found that I desired a more interdisciplinary education that had a strong relevancy to reality….

Giving More of Myself to My Brothers: Interview with Mr. Castaldi

Vincent Castaldi is a current Seton Teaching Fellow. He teaches 6th Grade at Brilla College Prep Middle School in the South Bronx. Prior to becoming a fellow he spent 3 years in the Jesuit novitiate, and spent time with them in England, Ireland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. He was born in Yonkers, NY and studied…

Showing up for these Kids: Interview with Ms. Taylor

Courtney Taylor is a current Seton Teaching Fellow. She serves as a Learning Specialist at Brilla College Prep Elementary School in the South Bronx. Prior to becoming a fellow she served 3 years as a FOCUS Missionary, two at Boston University, one at University of Maine. She grew up on Long Island, NY and studied…