Live in Community

Group picture of Lalanne teachersCommunity is a key component of your education at the University of Dayton. With teaching as a connection, Lalanne teachers live together in community and offer support – personal, professional and spiritual.

Spiritual growth

As a Lalanne teacher, you will have the opportunity to enrich your connection to your faith and to strengthen your beliefs. Orientation activities, retreat, living in community, discussions with colleagues and daily interactions with students provide times for you to reflect on your personal faith journey.

Each Lalanne community is also assigned a spiritual mentor with a Marianist connection, a person who acts as a local reference for faith activities that you may wish to explore and who assists you with living in community.

Expand the sections below to learn more about the Lalanne communities we support:

 

Lalanne teachers have been serving in the Diocese of Lansing since the 2012-13 school year (cohort 14). The program expanded to Michigan after the Diocese expressed a desire to transform its Catholic schools into “outstanding centers of education and formation."

Starting with the 2018-19 school year (cohort 20), Lalanne has increased its service in the Diocese by adding a community house in Charlotte.


Lalanne teachers in cohort 1 began serving in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati with the 1999-2000 school year. The community house was located in Dayton. That first cohort of teachers served Chaminade-Julienne High School, Dayton Catholic Elementary and Corpus Christi Catholic School.

As Lalanne took root, more school principals became interested in working with Lalanne. Starting with the 2011-12 school year (cohort 13), Lalanne expanded into the city of Cincinnati, and opened a community house in Cincinnati. At the same time, the need for Catholic school teachers in the rural areas of the Archdiocese surfaced in Springfield and Troy, Ohio.

Kathy Kane, director of certification, currently serves on the Lalanne Advisory Board as liaison from the Archdiocese.


Lalanne teachers have been serving in the Diocese of Cleveland since the 2001-02 school year (cohort 3).

We work with two people in the Office of Catechetical Formation and Education, Pam Ouzts (Special Projects Coordinator) and Susan Pohly (Assistant Superintendent-East). Ouzts serves as the local liaison to the Lalanne community. She welcomes new teachers, and also visits the community a few times a year. Ouzts is also the contact person for the community in the event of an emergency. Pohly serves on the Lalanne Advisory Board. She works with the Lalanne Director to determine where the need for Catholic teachers is within the Diocese and helps us to develop relationships with new principals.


Lalanne teachers have been serving in the Diocese of Lansing since the 2012-13 school year (cohort 14).

Teachers have lived in various community houses in the Diocese (including Flint & Lansing), and have been living at the community house in Jackson since the 2017-18 school year (cohort 19).


Lalanne teachers have been serving in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati since the 1999-2000 school year (cohort 1). For more info. about Lalanne's beginnings, see Cincinnati community above.

Teachers have lived in various community houses in the Archdiocese (including Cincinnati & Dayton). Starting with the 2016-17 school year (cohort 18), the Dayton community house relocated to Troy.

Kathy Kane, director of certification, currently serves on the Lalanne Advisory Board as liaison from the Archdiocese.


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