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Job-Embedded Professional Development

Training and education to enhance skills and dispositions responding to school-wide initiatives and/or student needs, applied to individual educators’ roles.


In spiritual literature, the feeling aroused by the expectation or possession of some good. One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, joyful emotions affect the body, but they are essentially in the higher faculties of the soul. Within the context of the liturgy, worship, and retreats joy is the feeling generated by students’ encounter with the risen Jesus and the Gospel message through positive affective experiences. (CD)