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Br. Patrick Carey, cfc, Ph.D.

Anthony Zavagnin, Ed.D.
Assistant Director

Donnalee Grist
Administrative Assistant

Harkins Hall Room 206
Providence College
Providence, RI 02918

Phone: 401-865-2657
FAX: 401-865-1657


  • PACT teachers contribute to the ongoing renewal and enrichment of the Catholic Schools of the New England region through creative and innovative teaching and the provision of a range of extra-curricular activities for their students.

  • The model of the service offered by PACT teachers is that of the professional Catholic educator

  • PACT teachers serve a variety of schools-urban, suburban and in rural cities.

  • Preference is given to teaching in schools which serve students from disadvantaged or poorly resourced circumstances.

  • PACT teachers have a special concern and compassion for those students who experience difficulties with learning.

  • PACT teachers contribute to other school activities by leading retreats and service trips coaching sports, moderating clubs, assisting with field trips and drama and musical productions.

  • Arts and Science graduates and those with secondary certification, teach middle or high school English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Social Studies, or Spanish and possibly French and Italian.

  • Theology majors teach Religion or serve as Campus Ministers in high schools while earning the Master of Education.

  • Graduates with elementary certification teach the full range of subjects and provide assistance with other activities in their elementary or middle schools.

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