Name: Patrick Connelly
Years Teaching: 29
Theology 11 Sacramental Living
Theology 10 Scripture/Booksharing
Theology 12 World Religions
Theology 12 Confronting Hate
1127 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14613
Patrick E. Connelly
Married to Eileen, teacher at Webster Schroeder High School; Proud Parent of two children--Sean (age 20, Creekside School) and Margaret (age 17, AQUINAS )
1984-Present--Aquinas Institute Theology Teacher
July 2012 N.E.H. Atlanta Landmarks and Civil Rights History teacher workshop - Georgia State University
July 2011 Bearing Witness Advanced participant, study/travel -- College of St. Elizabeth , New Jersey & ISRAEL
Summer 2010 National Endowment for the Humanities grant winner for Summer Workshop: "Stony the Road We Trod..." --American Civil Rights Movement, studying at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Alabama
August 2010 Recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Alumni Award--St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry http://www.stbernards.edu/index.cfm/news/st-bernards-presents-2010-alumni-award/
2010 Article published in PRISM, Winter 2010, Volume 1, Issue 2 "We Can Form a Minyan for Righteousness": Teaching about the Bystander in a Catholic School"
2009 travel/study in Poland & Israel as part of a team of 20 U.S. secondary school teachers for the Holocaust & Jewish Resistance Teachers' Seminar
2008 Chapter published in "The Call of Memory" A Teacher's Guide to Holocaust Narrative--Sara Nomberg Przytyk's The Camp Blanket--Ben Yehuda Press
2007 Participant in the First Lay Catholic-Jewish Conference at the Vatican http://www.dor.org/index.cfm/ministries/psmpages/aquinas-theology-teacher-chosen-to-participate-in-vatican-conference/
2005 Louis Yavner Award Winner given to one teacher in New York State for outstanding contributions in Holocaust and Human Rights Education.
2004 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow, Wash. DC http://www.ushmm.org/education/foreducators/prodev/teacherfellowship/projects.php?content=2005
2001 Janusz Korczak Award given to one U.S. High School teacher for exemplary work in the International Book Sharing Project
2012, 2010, 2008, 2001, 1998 Awarded five National Endowment for the Humanities Grants; studied Dante's Commedia at St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM ; studied "Cultural Responses to the Holocaust in America" at the Jewish Theological Seminary in N.Y.C.; in '08 'Multiple Perspectives on the Holocaust" (Washington, Prague, Berlin and Krakow) in Alabama for a workshop on the American Civil Rights Movement and most recently in Atlanta for another workshop on the American Civil Rights Movement
1999 Part of the Rochester Interfaith team that studied at Yad Vashem, Israel
1996 Participated in the Dar- al Islam Summer Institute for Teachers at the madressa in Abiquiu, New Mexico
1988, 1990 Two full summers in Israel working at Tel Gerisa and Bethsaida as a volunteer/student
Presently chair person of the Brennan-Goldman Institute for Catholic-Jewish Studies; an American Emissary for the Ghetto Fighters' Museum of Western Galilee; a member of the National Consortium of Holocasut Educators and (from 1999-present) & volunteer coach with the Rochester IceCats--an ice hockey team for the developmentally disabled. Formerly, a volunteer/instructor for S.A.B.A.H. (Skating Association for the Blind and Handicapped) and Gliding Stars, an adaptive ice skating program for the developmentally challenged.
Mr. Connelly has been the recipient of FIVE National Endowment for the Humanities grants for Summer travel/study. He has also served on an NEH selection committees to help determine the teachers who are awarded a grant for the Dante seminar.