Center for Catholic Education — Aquinas College - Nashville, Tennessee
Sister Elizabeth Anne presenting to teachers
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Mission Statement

The Center for Catholic Education, in conjunction with the Aquinas College School of Education, serves Catholic elementary and secondary schools by providing spiritual and professional formation opportunities in the area of mission and Catholic identity.

About the Center

Formation may be given for faculty and staff members of individual schools or on a diocesan level. Sessions for those engaged in school leadership as well as presentations for parents are also available. Some of the topics listed are also suitable for either retreat or in-service formats.

We collaborate with the principals and/or superintendents to customize formation sessions by grouping topics in order to meet needs of content or length of sessions. Please contact us! If you have a need or interest that is not included in this list, we invite you to have a conversation with us.

Meet the Staff

Sister Elizabeth Anne, O.P.

Sister Elizabeth Anne Allen, O.P., Ed.D.
Director, Center for Catholic Education

Ed.D., University of Memphis
M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi
M.A., Notre Dame Pontifical Institute for Advanced Studies
M.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Sister Elizabeth Anne Allen, O.P., Ed.D. is a member of the faculty of the School of Education and Director of the Center for Catholic Education at Aquinas College. Her doctoral research concerns student perspectives of Catholic identity as it is expressed and lived out in their schools. Having served in the roles of teacher and administrator on the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels, Sister is passionate about the importance of teaching and is involved nationally with the professional formation of educators.


Sister Elizabeth Anne Allen, O.P., Ed.D.
Director, Center for Catholic Education at Aquinas College
4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 297-7545 x471

Aquinas College welcomes all students regardless of race, color, ethnicity, or national origin who desire to be part of the faith-based mission of the College to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College. It does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, or national origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs.

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