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Me

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Howdy!

My name is Greg Aitchison (pronounced like the letter “H” + ison) and I’m so glad you’re here! If you’re interested, below is a brief rundown of who I am, where I’m from, my journey of faith, etc.

I was born and raised in the magnificent (no, HEAVENLY!) state of Iowa (Go Hawks!). I attended Catholic school from kindergarten to my senior year of high school before heading off to Iowa State University. After a year of being internally nagged by faith-related questions (Why be Catholic? What will make me truly happy? Does God even exist? Etc.) I transfered to the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) in search for answers (of which I found!). In 2004 I graduated with a degree in Theology and a double minor in Catholic Studies and Youth and Family Ministry.

Upon graduating I spent a year discerning the priesthood and studying Philosophy at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago (I actually had Bishop Barron as a professor – it was AWESOME!). Over the course of this year I came to the realization that God had a different vocation set aside for me (or as I like to say, “God kicked me out of seminary”). I soon applied and was accepted into the University of Notre Dame’s ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education) teaching program. Following two summers of class work at Notre Dame and two years of teaching 5th-8th grade Theology at a Catholic school in Dallas, Texas, I received my Masters in Education and then moved back to the beautiful Midwest (mostly so this could happen!).

In the summer of 2008 I became the luckiest man on earth when I married my college sweetheart, Kate. Since then we’ve been blessed with four fun and amazing children: Mary Sharon, Piper Mae, Zoe Noelle, and Blaise John Paul (plus a kitty and 4 chickens!). 🙂

In the fall of 2007 I began teaching middle school Religion at Our Lady of Grace in Edina, MN. After teaching at OLG for 12 years I decided to take some time off to be at home with my two youngest children and spend more time creating fun and engaging resources for Catholic educators around the globe.

If you’d like to stay up-to-date with a number of new and exciting projects I have in the works (brand-new lessons and assignments, a schnazzy new website, classroom poster store, etc.) make sure to subscribe to my e-mail list so you won’t miss a thing! (I’ll send you some freebies as a thank you!)

If you want to hear what others have said about my work, feel free to check out some testimonials from other teachers and former students of mine.

Lastly, know of my prayers for you and your loved ones (as well as your students and colleagues if you’re an educator) and thanks for visiting CatholicReligionTeacher.com!

God bless!

2 Timmy 4:7,
Greg Aitchison

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“All About Me” video testimony that I share with my 7th and 8th grade students

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My testimony from the 2013 Rediscover speaker series in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis

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Old “All About Me” video project

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Minerva’s Victory Song

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Mary singing “The Hippo Song”

LYRICS:
In the beginning God made the seas
and the forests filled with trees
God made the mountains up so high
above it all He made the sky
God’s fingerprints are everywhere
just to show how much He cares
and in-between God had some fun
He made a HIPPO that weighed a TON!
HIP-HIP-HIP-OPATAMUS
Hip hip hooray God made all of us!
HIP-HIP-HIP-OPATAMUS
Hip hip hooray God made all of us!

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