Sister Mary Alyce Koval has been named to fill the recently created education director at Beatitude House. She brings over 40 years of experience to the position, having served as an elementary teacher and principal in numerous Catholic  schools.

Sister Mary Alyce Koval
Sister Mary Alyce Koval

In talking about the need for education, Sister Mary Alyce said: “I believe education is the most important tool each of us has to open doors to future possibilities.  It can’t be taken away from you, it’s part of you and you will have it forever.”

Sister Mary Alyce’s role at Beatitude House is to coordinate the education programs, to offer advice and career counseling based on the skills and interests of each woman who is part of the programs of Beatitude House and to help them set goals for themselves and achieve those goals.

Sister Mary Alyce will also review and update the curriculum at Potter’s Wheel, an education and career program for women in the Mahoning Valley. These women can work on their GED, computer skills, job and interview skills, and also life skills, such as parenting and budgeting.

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  1. Congratulations to Sr. Mary Alyce! While she will be missed in Catholic Schools, her background and experience will serve the women and children of Beatitude House well. It seems like the Ursuline Sisters commitment to education is being expanded in ways that were not even known in earlier years.

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