In 2006, Religious Education Director Megan Everett saw a gap in Prince of Peace Catholic Church’s religious education curriculum. According to Church Canon Law, religious learning must be available to all. But what about the kids who cannot learn in a regular classroom? Everett established the first Sunday Catechesis program in the Birmingham Diocese to educate these non-traditional learners and the program is thriving today.
Prince of Peace Church’s formation special education program has between 10 and 12 students this year and two volunteer teachers. One of this year’s teachers, Missy Whitfield, is not only a special education teacher on Sunday, but also during the week at Shelby Elementary School where she was named the 2013 Teacher of the Year.
The special education formation students are also welcome at the church’s summer Vacation Bible School held in June. Registration opens in March.
“My future plans for formation special education at Prince of Peace are to keep expanding the program to meet the needs of all learners through innovative approaches to education and technology,” Everett said.
Prince of Peace Catholic Church strives to accommodate all learners and live its stewardship hospitality message of “All Are Welcome.” The formation pillar, directed by Everett and School Principal Connie Angstadt, welcome your inquiries at email@example.com or the school at firstname.lastname@example.org