Ignatian Inquiry Podcast – Pathways of Leadership of Women in Jesuit Schools

JSN’s Ignatian Inquiry Podcast is a space to listen, learn, and engage with issues that matter to our collective work as Ignatian Educators. Here are a couple of our latest episodes!

Here is a great conversation on the pathways of the leadership of women in Jesuit schools. On this episode of the Ignatian Inquiry Podcast, we welcome Dr. Maura Toomb Estevez from the Theology Department at Regis High School in New York City, who has recently completed a doctoral research study out of Creighton University, where she explored the lived experiences of leadership among women who have served or are serving as President of a Jesuit secondary or pre-secondary school. Maura has worked in Jesuit education for more than a decade, serving as Director of Campus Ministry at Saint Peter’s Preparatory School for seven years, as well as Associate Provincial Assistant for Secondary and Pre-Secondary Education for the Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus for four years. Currently, she serves as a Theology teacher and Department Chair at Regis High School.

Join us for this conversation on such an important topic.


On another episode, of the Ignatian Inquiry Podcast, we talk with Dr. Andrew Miller and Dr. Martin Scanlan of the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College, about how Catholic schools incubate innovative and transformative pedagogies of character formation. Character formation is at the heart of Catholic schooling. Catholic schools – which have earned a strong reputation for advancing the common good – explicitly commit to educating students holistically, nurturing their spiritual, ethical and moral virtues alongside academic knowledge and skills, and socio-emotional well-being.

This conversation will explore how these ideals come to life in all the complexities of our present-day schooling.

Listen to this and other episodes of the Ignatian Inquiry Podcast here!