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Meet The Staff Series - Emily Ely


What do you do at the CCE? I craft the articles for our newsletter and help with social media:­ our blog and Facebook. I’m an extra pair of hands for various projects around the office.

How long have you been working at the CCE? I’ve only been at the Center for 3 months, but I’m very happy to have joined this team.

Where are you from? Hamilton, OH

What college did you attend? The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!)

Describe your family: My husband, Chris, is a chemist. We have three children: Jacob (16), Maria (12), and Elizabeth (5) and a house full of pets.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? My free time is mostly spent helping my children do what they enjoy,­ sports, scouts, and theater. I enjoy gardening, camping, and being outdoors.

Why do you support Catholic Education? My mom and dad were both teachers in Catholic schools and I followed in their footsteps. I have witnessed the awesome work of Catholic schools for years,­ providing solid academic foundations in faith-­filled, service­-oriented environments.

What Catholic Education topic are you most passionate about? Supporting Catholic teachers spiritually, professionally, and financially. Being a teacher in a Catholic school has many rewards and is truly a vocation, but resources to support this vocation can be limited.

Why do you look forward to coming to work every day? This office is filled with kind, helpful, and positive people who are doing God’s work in their everyday lives.

What is one piece of advice you would give to Catholic Educators? Ask for help from and offer help to your colleagues. You are in it together. You have a common mission.

Who is your role model? Describe him/her/them: I am blessed to have many ­ the Blessed Mother, my family, my friends, and saints. Recently I’ve begun thinking about what my children teach me and how I can emulate them ­ Jacob is a great example of finding your passion and having fun with it, Maria is a great example of how to just be kind to every creature ­ human and animal, and Elizabeth is a lesson in trusting God’s plan for my life.

Tell us three fun facts about you: 1) My teaching experiences are very random,­ from pre­school to ACT prep with a little art and physical education thrown in. 2) My family is raising a flock of chickens. 3) My van is always a disaster.
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