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David Petrovic

JB Alumnus Returns For Speaking Engagement and Book Signing

JB graduate, David Petrovic provides hope to parents as he tells his inspirational story of accepting and embracing life on the autism spectrum. 

Julie Billiart School alumnus, David Petrovic is no stranger to the spotlight. This 25-year-old TEDx speaker, author and junior high teacher has engaged audiences throughout the country with his story of determination and triumph. David’s journey from infancy to adulthood has been filled with many challenges along the way. He now aspires to help others facing obstacles and seeking hope.

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Mary Jo Hogan

Featured Staff of the Month – Mary Jo Hogan, M.Ed.

Julie Billiart Schools strive to build self-confidence, inspire Christian values and empower students with skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm for life-long learning.This month’s featured staff member, Mary Jo Hogan, said continuing her career at Julie Billiart Schools simply felt like “coming home” to her!

Mary Jo is an 8th Grade intervention specialist at our Lyndhurst campus. She received her Master of Education degree from Ohio University and particularly enjoys teaching reading and math.

Here’s what Mary Jo recently shared during an interview about her career and experience at Julie Billiart Schools.

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Beyond Camp Nominated for National Award

Julie Billiart Schools' Beyond Camp program has, for the second time, been selected as one of the finalists for the 22nd Annual Innovation in Catholic Education. This year's nomination focused on Beyond Camp's vocational education program and the high school students who served as counselors- in-training. The overall award winner will be announced at a dinner on April 24th in Chicago as part of the NCEA Conference. Read more about Beyond Camp and this unqiue approach vocational education.
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Boys in art class

Getting To The Art of The Matter

Michael came home from school with a decoupaged cardboard vase filled with handmade paper flowers. He explained to his parents that he tore strips of paper, dipped them in a glue mixture and spread them on the cardboard to make a pattern. He continued to explain how he folded tissue paper and attached it to green pipe cleaners to make the flowers. His parents listened attentively as Michael continued to chatter on about his masterpiece, what he used to make it, and how each of his classmates made theirs. While this story doesnít seem particularly unusual to most, Michaelís parents were astounded by his willingness to share so many details about his art project AND with such enthusiasm. More +
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