Since her first year at Nazareth Prep, Emily Yowonske has participated in transdisciplinary project-based learning (PBL) units with other members of the ninth grade team. This summer presented a opportunity for Yowonske to deepen her understanding of this progressive approach to learning through a three day workshop at Chicago Tech Academy entitled “Teaching with Project Based Learning.”
Nazareth Prep and Chicago Tech Academy are both members of Schools That Can, an organization focused on... Read More
McCall Goughneour has been working at Nazareth Prep for three years and taught the Holocaust as a civic action unit for ninth grade learners in Cultural Literacy. Students read the book Night by Elie Wiesel and had semester-long discussions about human justice, how to remember the living and the dead and how not to become a bystander in society.
While the Holocaust can be an extremely difficult subject to teach, it creates bridges that link humans together through empathy and experiences. This... Read More
Marlee Flaherty is not only a teacher and advisor for Nazareth Prep student council but she was selected to participate in 2 Classroom Without Border experiences – a trip to Poland with a Holocaust Survivor and a trip to Spain to study Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. She truly enjoyed sharing her Poland experience with the 9th graders as they tackled social justice issues in their 3rd trimester Project Based Learning, last year.
This past summer her educational seminar in Spain examined... Read More
Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri, Head of School/CLO, was named one of twenty people "Shaping a Future Generation in Pittsburgh" by The Incline this past July. According to the Incline, "...we honor 20 individuals who are making a mark on education in Pittsburgh. Some work behind the scenes. Some lead schools or classrooms or cutting edge initiatives. Others coach or work with immigrant students or to prevent violence among youth or to make education more inclusive. All are shaping education here and... Read More
Posted by Outstanding high school students were honored at annual St. Joseph the Worker Scholarship Reception. on Monday, May 14, 2018
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (May 11, 2017) – On May 9, Nazareth Prep high school recognized seven outstanding students with $5,000 scholarships. The scholarships, to be used for college education, technical training and apprenticeship support, were awarded at the school’s annual St. Joseph the Worker Scholarship Reception, held this year at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild.
The 2018 scholarship recipients were, from the class of 2018, Shira Givner and Paul Covington; from the class of 2019, Ti’yanna... Read More
Naz Prep student Ronnie has put his talents and interests to use for the Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
As an intern, Ronnie is engaged in reading books in the development of audiobooks. Ronnie is involved in reading and editing each project. The first book Ronnie read is Samurai Santa. The audio book is registered with the Library of Congress.
"Ronnie has been a valuable asset to our internship program ad is a hard and dedicated worker" said intern supervisor ... Read More
Posted by Justin Calderone on Thursday, April 26, 2018
As an intern with the YWCA, Nazareth Prep senior Shauna is using her talents to build awareness about social injustice.
Shauna has been essential to CRGE in assisting with analyzing and evaluating the success of our diversity workshops. The workshops are a method of reaching the public to convince them to champion diversity.
Shauna is also helping to build the foundation of a new diversity training and PowerPoint on Multigenerational Communication. Employers report that having multiple ages... Read More
Posted by Justin Calderone on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The final trimester of 2018 at Nazareth Prep started off with a bang for the junior class.
This year, the project based assignment for the class focuses on energy. The students were tasked with exploring different forms of energy and applying their newly acquired knowledge to solve an energy based problem. For example, a student might research the cost vs benefit of solar panels. If the cons outweigh the pros, the student will provide a real world solution to the issue. The goal of the... Read More
Posted by Pittsburgh Business Times on Saturday, April 7, 2018
The Pittsburgh Business Times wrote a short piece about our name change. Click the button below to read more!
"The name Nazareth Prep was chosen to 'reflect the sister's tradition of excellence in education, as well as the school's bright, motivated students.'"
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Posted by Justin Calderone on Thursday, March 15, 2018
Nazareth Prep is proud of our accomplished and experienced faculty. This week we profile Freshman Cultural Literacy teacher Marlee Flaherty.
Marlee Flaherty is second careering as a classroom teacher. She studied both at Columbia University and the London School of Economics to earn her BA. In addition, she has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and has worked both domestically and internationally in both for-profits and not-for-profits. This business background gives her a unique... Read More