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Christian Dallavis is the senior director of leadership programs at the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). Each program Christian leads - the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, the Notre Dame ACE Academies, and the Center for Transformational Leadership - strengthens school leaders' capacity to drive student success. These programs prepare leaders to build intentional Catholic school culture, foster spiritual growth, and ensure high-quality curriculum and instruction, putting more children on the path to college and heaven. In 2016, Christian's team launched the Center for Transformational Educational Leadership, a professional formation institute with a pilot cohort of 20 principals in Chicago. As director of the Remick Leadership Program since 2013, Christian teaches and mentors 100 aspiring school leaders earning masters of arts in educational leadership. As the founding director of the Notre Dame ACE Academies, Christian designed a new model for university-school partnership that now comprises 15 schools in Arizona, Florida, and Indiana, serving nearly 4,000 students. Christian earned a joint PhD in English and education at the University of Michigan, where his research examined the intersection of culturally responsive pedagogy and urban Catholic schooling in immigrant communities. His research has appeared in Multicultural Perspectives, American Educational Research Journal, and the Journal of Teacher Education. After completing a BA at Notre Dame in English and Japanese, Christian taught middle school English in Biloxi, Mississippi as an ACE Teaching Fellow while earning an MA in teaching from the University of Portland, and later worked as a teacher educator in Bangladesh. He is a Fellow of the 19th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.