Welcome from Principal

Welcome to The Donahue Academy a Catholic school in the diocese of Venice, Florida.  I helped found the school ten years ago, and over the past decade we have seen amazing successes: including some of the area’s highest standardized test scores, an athletic State Championship, several National Merit Scholars, and our first graduates in seminaries, graduate schools and the professions.  Our school is a national leader in Catholic education. Our programs, policies and and philosophy model best practices in Catholic schools nationally. As part of my professional service, I also serve as the Director of K-12 programs for the Cardinal Newman Society. Through this venue, I speak and write on a broad range of topics related to Catholic schools. Feel free to browse some of the links below to get a better sense of the vision animating our school.

We are very proud of what we have accomplished and very hopeful about all that is yet to come as we encounter Christ and pursue excellence in all things.

Please come visit us if you can- and especially try to join us for our wonderful daily Mass!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Guernsey

Principal

CATHOLIC IDENTITY

Donohue, D., & Guernsey, D. (2016, November). Catholic Curriculum Standards. The Cardinal Newman Society, Manassas, VA. Available at https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/program/k12standards/

Arthur, J., Donohue, D., Guernsey, D., and Reilly, P.  (2016, March). The Principles of Catholic Education. The Cardinal Newman Society, Manassas, VA. Available at https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/principles-catholic-identity-education/overview/

Donohue, D., & Guernsey, D., (2017, March). Principles of Catholic Identity in Education: Board Reflection. The Cardinal Newman Society, Manassas, VA. Available at https://7t5ytx6h223q3qj01iqd281c-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Principles-Board-Reflection_web.pdf

Donohue, D., & Guernsey, D., (2017, March). Principles of Catholic Identity in Education: Faculty and Staff In-service. The Cardinal Newman Society, Manassas, VA. Available at https://7t5ytx6h223q3qj01iqd281c-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Principles-Faculty-InService.pdf

Arthur, J., Donohue, D., Guernsey, D., and Reilly, P.  (2017, March). Principles of Catholic Identity in Education: Questions for Reflection and Assessment. The Cardinal Newman Society, Manassas, VA. Available at https://7t5ytx6h223q3qj01iqd281c-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/Principles-Questions.pdf

Donohue, D. & Guernsey, D. (2015, November 28). Teacher in-service on Gravissimum Educationis. The Cardinal Newman Society. Manassas, VA. Retrieved from https://catholicintelligenceblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/gravissimum-educationis-inservice.pdf

 

Interviews on Catholic Identity:

Guernsey, D. (2017, September 18) Catholic education. Interview by Gloria Pervise. Morning Glory Radio. Retrieved from http://listen.ewtn.com/~HD/~HD20170918.mp3 16:45 mark

Guernsey, D. (2017, August 15) The importance of Catholic education. Interview by T. Tomeo. Catholic Connection. [radio- Ave Maria Radio]. 15 minute mark- Retrieved from
https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/catholic-connection-august-16-2017-hour-2/

Guernsey, D. (2017, August) Perspective on Catholic schools at the start of a new year. Interview by Kyle Heimann. The Kyle Heimann Show. Redeemer Radio. Retrieved from  http://www.kyleheimann.com/show267/

Guernsey, D. (2017, July 31) The Uniqueness of Catholic Education. Interview by A. Kresta. Kresta in the Afternoon [radio EWTN/WDOE] from Napa, CA. Retrieved from https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/kresta-afternoon-july-31-2017-hour-2/

Guernsey, D. (2016, October 24). The Catholic curriculum standards project and its impact on Catholic schools. Interview by A. Kresta. Kresta in the Afternoon [radio EWTN/WDOE] Ann Arbor, MI. Retrieved from https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/kresta-afternoon-october-24-2016-hour-1/

Guernsey, D. (2016, October 13). Catholic standards for Catholic schools. Interview by J. Brown. Spirit Mornings [radio-Spirit Network] Omaha, NE.

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOL POLICY

Donohue, D., & Guernsey, D. (April, 2016). Human sexuality policies for Catholic schools.

The Cardinal Newman Society. Manassas, VA.

Available at https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/human-sexuality-policies-catholic-schools/

Guernsey, D. (2016, June 2). Transgender teachers in Catholic schools? Crisis Magazine. Retrieved from  http://www.crisismagazine.com/2016/transgender-teachers-catholic-schools

Guernsey, D. (2016, June 7). Transgendered teachers in Catholic schools. Interview by B. Mcgregor and K. Mcgregor. Kresta in the afternoon. [radio EWTN/WDOE] Ann Arbor, MI. Retrieved from https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/kresta-in-the-afternoon-june-7-2016-hour-1/

Donohue, D., & Guernsey, D. (June, 2015). Faith and morals language in Catholic school teacher employment documents: Best practices brief.

The Cardinal Newman Society. Manassas, VA.  Available at https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/faith-morals-language-catholic-school-teacher-employment-documents-best-practices-brief/

Donohue, D., & Guernsey, D. (June, 2015). Faith and morals language in Catholic school teacher employment documents: A compilation from diocesan statements, handbooks and contracts.

The Cardinal Newman Society. Manassas, VA.  Available at https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/faith-morals-language-catholic-school-teacher-employment-documents-best-practices-brief/ (Hard Copy to all US Bishops and Superintendents)

Guernsey, D. (2016, April 27). Serving LGBT students in Catholic schools. Homiletic and Pastoral Review. Retrieved from  http://www.hprweb.com/2016/04/serving-lgbt-students-in-catholic-schools/

Guernsey, D. (2015, December 18). Further reflections on the No Child Left Behind Act replacement.

Catholic Education Daily, Cardinal Newman Society. Retrieved from https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/further-reflections-on-no-child-left-behind-replacement/

Guernsey, D., &  Barott, J. (June, 2008). Conflict in independent Catholic schools. In Catholic Education a Journal of Inquiry and Practice. Dayton, OH. Available at http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/ce/vol11/iss4/6/

Guernsey, D. (2003, July 10). Board functions and practices: parameters and best practices in current school board literature. National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools Resources.  Retrieved from  http://napcis.org/BoardFunctionsPractices.pdf

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOL CURRENT TOPICS

Guernsey, D. (2017, Oct. 16).  Reflections on the Vatican’s Educating to fraternal humanism. Journal. Cardinal Newman Society. Retrieved from https://journal.newmansociety.org/2017/10/reflections-vaticans-educating-fraternal-humanism/

Guernsey, D. (2017, Sept.6).  Removing Catholic school’s statues may be necessary. Catholic News Agency, Guest Column. Retrieved from http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/column/removing-catholic-schools-statues-may-be-necessary-3820/

Guernsey, D. (2017, Guernsey, D. (2017, January 31) The changing role of the Cardinal Newman Society. Interview by Timothy Uhl. Catholic School Matters. [Podcast] Retrieved from https://tduhl.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/the-changing-role-of-the-cardinal-newman-society/

Guernsey, D. (2016, June 30).  The fight for religious freedom in Catholic schools.

Catholic Education Report, The Cardinal Newman Society.

Retrieved from https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/fight-religious-freedom-catholic-schools/

Guernsey, D. (2016, April 28). The Federal Equality Act amendment to the Civil Rights Act. Interview by B. Patrick. EWTN News Nightly. [Television Cable News] Retrieved from Interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEO89FejdIo&feature=youtu.be&t=2m35 [Begins at 2:40].

Guernsey, D. (2015, November 25). Challenges and ambiguities at the World Congress on Education. Crisis Magazine.

Retrieved from  http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/challenges-and-ambiguities-at-the-world-congress-on-education

Guernsey, D. (2015, November 30).  Highlights of the International Congress on Catholic Education. Interview  by B. Patrick  EWTN News Nightly. [Television Cable News]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_mUGbiDlQc [Begins 19:40].

Guernsey, D. (2015, November 20). Catholic education: issues facing the international congress. Interview by J. Lewis. Vatican Insider [Radio- EWTN Radio] Rome, Italy. Retrieved from

https://joansrome.wordpress.com/2015/11/20/vatican-insider-to-feature-catholic-education-congress-pope-francis-welcomes-president-of-ukraine-be-obsessed-by-the-words-of-jesus-not-money-or-power/

Guernsey, D. (2015, November 19) International congress on catholic education. Interview by  Rome Reports. [Internet Television]. Rome, Italy. Retrieved from

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYCJOf4AF2U

Guernsey, D. (2015, November 18-21). Reflections from the International Conference on Catholic Education. Interview by Bob Laird. The Cardinal Newman Society [podcast]. Manassas, VA.

Analysis of International Education Congress Working Document. Retrieved from

https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/newman-society-reports-from-rome-analysis-of-education-congress-working-document/

Analysis of International Education Congress Day 2. Retrieved from https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/newman-society-reports-from-rome-analysis-of-education-world-congress-day-2/

Analysis of International Education Congress Day 3. Retrieved from https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/newman-society-reports-from-rome-analysis-of-education-world-congress-day-3/

Guernsey, D. (2015, November 3). 50 years after Vatican II. Catholic Education Daily, Cardinal Newman Society. Retrieved from https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/catholic-educations-challenge-50-years-after-vatican-ii/

Guernsey, D. (2015, August 21). A look at San Francisco’s new teacher contract. Crisis Magazine. Retrieved from  http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/a-look-at-san-franciscos-new-teacher-contract

Guernsey, D. (2015, August 20). An analysis of the teacher contract negotiations in San Francisco. Interview by A. Kresta. Kresta in the Afternoon. [radio- EWTN/WDEO] Ann Arbor, MI. Retrieved from  https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/kresta-in-the-afternoon-august-20-2015-hour-1/

Guernsey, D. (2015, April 24). Gay activists target Marin Catholic high school in San Francisco. Crisis Magazine. Available at: http://www.crisismagazine.com/2015/gay-activists-target-marin-catholic-hs-in-san-francisco.

Guernsey, D. (2015, April 22). Why the Marin Catholic nuns walked out. Op-ed, San Francisco Chronicle.  Retrieved from  http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Marin-nuns-walk-out-of-school-to-protest-6214898.php

Guernsey, D. (2015, April 17). Where’s the tolerance in San Francisco? Catholic Education Daily, Cardinal Newman Society. Retrieved from https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/opinion-wheres-the-tolerance-in-san-francisco/

 

COMMON CORE

Esolen, A., Guernsey, D., Robbins, J., & Ryan, K. (October, 2016). After the fall: Catholic education beyond the-common core. A white paper published by Pioneer Institute and the American Principles Project. (Lead author). Available at http://pioneerinstitute.org/common_core/study-finds-common-core-incompatible-catholic-education/

Guernsey, D. (2016, October,26). Common core and Catholic education. Interview by T. Mull. Heartland Institute. [podcast] Arlington Heights, IL. Retrieved from https://www.heartland.org/multimedia/podcasts/dan-guernsey-common-core-and-catholic-education   also covered in Common core is substandard and incompatible with Catholic-education study finds. Retrieved from  https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/common-core-is-substandard-incompatible-with-catholic-education-study-finds

Guernsey, D. (2015, December 14). Reflections on interview with David Coleman, College Board president and common core architect. Opinion Piece Catholic Education Daily, Cardinal Newman Society. Retrieved from https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/reflections-on-interview-with-david-coleman-college-board-president-and-common-core-architect/

Guernsey, D. (May, 2015). The common core turns five. Catholic Education Daily, Cardinal Newman Society Retrieved from  http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4221/Common-Core-Turns-Five.aspx

Donohue, D., & Guernsey, D. (2015, May 27). Disconnect between common core’s literary approach and Catholic education’s pursuit of truth. Issue Bulletin, The Cardinal Newman Society. Retrieved from https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/disconnect-common-cores-literary-approach-catholic-educations-pursuit-truth/

Guernsey, D. (2015, December 16). Analysis of my interview with College Board/SAT President David Coleman. Interview by B. Patrick. Sonrise Morning Show. [Radio-

EWTN Global Catholic Radio]. Retrieved from http://sonrisemorningshow.com/guests-for-wednesday-12-16-2015/

Guernsey, D. (2015, June 16). Common Core at five years. Interview by A. Kresta. Kresta in the Afternoon, [radio- EWTN/WDEO] Ann Arbor, MI. Retrieved from https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/kresta-in-the-afternoon-june-16-2015-hour-2/

Guernsey, D. (2015, June 5). Anniversary of the common core and its impact on Catholic schools. Interview by B. Patrick. Sonrise Morning Show. [radio- EWTN] Retrieved at http://sonrisemorningshow.com/guests-for-friday-6-5-2015/

Guernsey, D. (2014, May 20) Common core vs. classical Catholic education. Interview by T. Tomeo. Catholic Connection. [radio- Ave Maria Radio]. Retrieved from https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/catholic-connection-may-20-2014-hour-2/

Guernsey, D. (2013, December 9). Catholic schools and government standards. Interview by T. Tomeo. Catholic Connection. [radio- Ave Maria Radio] Ann Arbor, MI. Retrieved at https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/catholic-connection-december-9-2013-hour-2/

Guernsey, D. (2013, November 14).Common Core and Catholics an interview from the USCCB annual meeting. Interview by A. Kresta.  Kresta in the Afternoon. [radio-WDEO/EWTN] Ann Arbor, MI. Retrieved at https://avemariaradio.net/audio-archive/kresta-in-the-afternoon-november-14-2013-hour-2/

Guernsey, D. (2013, October 23).What is the common core? Interview by A. Kresta.  Kresta in the Afternoon. [radio-WDEO/EWTN] Ann Arbor, MI. Retrieved at https://avemariaradio.net/audio_archive/kresta-in-the-afternoon-october-23-2013-hour-2/

Guernsey, D. (2013, February 14). 10 essential adaptations Catholic schools should consider making to the common core state standards. Issue Bulletin, Cardinal Newman Society.  Retrieved from https://cardinalnewmansociety.org/10-critically-important-adaptations-common-core-catholic-schools/

Guernsey, D. (2013, October 23). Superior Catholic schools already exceed common core standards, Crisis Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.crisismagazine.com/2013/superior-catholic-schools-already-exceed-common-core-standards.

Guernsey, D. (2013, October 15). The naked and Procrustean common core. National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools, Retrieved from   http://napcis.org/2013/10/15/the-naked-and-procrustean-common-core-2/

 

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