Sister Mary Angela Shaughnessy will bring her wit and wisdom to the Lasallian family as our ministries begin to move beyond the initial crises caused by COVID-19 and subsequent shutdowns. A recognized scholar, teacher and leader in the field of Catholic school law, Sister Mary Angela will look at some of the complex issues facing schools, teachers and staff as many schools plan for some type of physical opening for the 2020-2021 academic year. While of interest to all Lasallian educators, this session may be of particular interest to those serving in our K-12 ministries.
Sister Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, JD, Ph.D., is a Sister of Charity of Nazareth who has taught at all levels of Catholic education from elementary through graduate school. For the past 30 years, she has served in a number of administrative roles in Catholic higher education, as well as teaching. Sister Mary Angela is considered to be an expert on Catholic education and the law in the United States. She has been named one of the 25 most influential persons in Catholic education, and in April 2016, she received the National Catholic Educational Association’s J. Albert Koob Merit Award, which is given to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to Catholic education. Sister Mary Angela currently serves at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, as a senior distinguished fellow.