The University of Notre Dame has selected Aaron Brenner as Gary and Barbara Pasquinelli director of the Notre Dame ACE Academies. He is the co-founder and former chief executive officer of the One World Network of Schools, which serves low-income children in six countries. In his new role, Brenner will be responsible for leading professional and personal formation programs for principals and teachers at Notre Dame ACE Academies in Indianapolis, Tucson, Arizona and cities in Florida, including St. Petersburg, Orlando and Palm Beach. He will also lead the recruitment, training and development of school leaders. The ACE Academies is a national network of 14 pre-kindergarten through eight grade Catholic schools operated by Notre Dame throughout the country. Prior to co-founding the One World Network of Schools, Brenner served as the head of primary schools for the Knowledge is Power Program’s network in Houston, Texas. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member with the Alliance for Catholic Education. Notre Dame says additionally, Brenner will teach in the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program as a specialist in school culture.

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