Faculty Formation | The Seelos Institute

The Seelos Institute Faculty Formation initiative offers spiritual and intellectual formation for Catholic educators.  

What do we offer?

  • Regular formation for Catholic school faculties in the Kansas City area
  • Monthly or weekly schedules available
  • Direct instruction in the faith for the teachers
  • Space and opportunity for prayer
  • Space to reflect on how the faith shapes our understanding and practice of Catholic education
  • Opportunity to grow in friendship with people on your own faculty

Summer in-services/retreats for educators and administration

Topics available include:

  • Foundations in Catholic education
  • Evangelization/discipleship
  • Catechesis
  • Moral formation in the school
  • Christian anthropology
  • How to provide faculty formation for your school

Why would this be appealing for my school?

The Church teaches in her documents on education that ongoing formation is an essential aspect of the life of teachers. The strength and vigor in the faith and intellectual life of our faculty is the normal instrument that Christ uses to reach his students. Our formation seeks to provide a space to do what we as teachers fell in love with doing: pursue the Truth and encounter the Word made flesh. 

What does the Church say about formation for our educators?

"The preparation and ongoing formation of new administrators and teachers is vital if our schools are to remain truly Catholic in all aspects of school life. Catholic school personnel should be grounded in a faith-based Catholic culture, have strong bonds to Christ and the Church, and be witnesses to the faith in both their words and actions. The formation of personnel will allow the Gospel message and the living presence of Jesus to permeate the entire life of the school community and thus be faithful to the school’s evangelizing mission."

Learn more from the Committee on Education of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).


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Need more information about Faculty Formation? Contact:

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Sebastian D'Amico

Faculty Formation Coordinator

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Jennifer Punswick

Facilitator of Faculty Formation

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Aaron Williams, M.Div.

Facilitator of Faculty Formation