Catechetical Workshop

Transforming your School into a Servant Leadership Model

March 09, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Workshop

Join our team in exploring the true meaning of happiness, and the most effective process for transforming your school into a servant leadership model. This program emphasizes that the highest level of happiness is that which is acquired through the service to others — and ultimately to God.

This event is a virtual event that will take place via Zoom. In order to register click here.


Program Intrduction

Levels I and II Happiness in Schools: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Breakout/Discussion Session

True Happiness - Transforming your school towards service to others

Wrap-up, Next Steps, Evaluation

Join us, and you'll receive…

Catechetical Formation

Catechetical Formation

Engaging sessions by a catechetical scholar provide background knowledge so you can confidently engage students with our Faith.

Spriritual Formation

Spiritual Formation

You'll explore your vocation as a teacher, coming to see your calling as a witness to Christ in the classroom.

Practical Application

Practical Application

A veteran teacher follows each scholarly presentation with research-based teaching strategies, giving you immediate ways to apply this knowledge in the classroom.

Ready-to-Use Materials

Ready-to-Use Materials

Receive a free, classroom-tested teacher's guide featuring 10-12 lessons with classroom activities and sacred art.



Jose Gonzalez joined the team at Sophia Institute for Teachers in 2014 after more than 10 years as a Catholic high school teacher. In addition to teaching, Jose has experience working in parish and diocesan ministry. Jose has been leading Workshops in over 60 dioceses for more than 8 years, and contributes regularly to our teacher's guides and digital instructional resources. He has a BA in theology with a concentration in religious education from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and an MA in evangelization and catechesis from the Augustine Institute. Jose and his wife, Mary Beth, have four children.


James Melone currently serves as the Head of School for Saint Patrick Academy, an independent Catholic school serving PreK-3 through 8th grade students in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. James has dedicated 17 years to Catholic education and is a product of Catholic education himself. James grew up in Massachusetts and attended Saint Anselm College as an undergraduate. He earned his Master's in Education from the University of Notre Dame and his doctoral degree from Creighton University. Prior to starting at Saint Patrick Academy, James worked as a teacher and administrator at Catholic schools in California and Texas. James is married with four children and enjoys spending time with his family and taking advantage of all that New Hampshire has to offer.