May 29

Colleen Cannon Named Director of Admissions

Colleen Cannon has just completed her fourth year as an English teacher at Brebeuf Jesuit, where she has worked to implement strategic changes in order to better serve students and reflect the Ignatian values through the English curriculum. Through her focus on student and school-wide data, Colleen has revamped the English 10 curriculum, implemented reading choice, and developed a skills-based assessment approach that has become the Brebeuf Jesuit English Department standard. During the 2018-2019 school year, Colleen collaborated with a team of Brebeuf educators to pilot a yearlong focus on poverty and service in sophomore classes, which provided students the ability to connect what they were learning in their English, social studies, and religion classes to how they could serve and volunteer in their communities. Outside of the English Department, Colleen has served on both the scheduling and liturgical committees, and she has helped with Marketing and Communications’ initiatives by working as a contributing writer for Bylines and The Goods.

In her short time at Brebeuf, she has dedicated herself to the mission of Brebeuf in and out of the classroom.

Before her time at Brebeuf, Colleen worked as a longtime English teacher at Brownsburg High School, where she was named the Brownsburg High School Teacher of the Year and Brownsburg Community School Corporation Teacher of the Year. Through her roles as a classroom teacher, teacher mentor, and professional learning community leader, Colleen was known for her dedication in serving both her students and fellow teachers.

Colleen’s commitment to service extends beyond the classroom.  The Brebeuf community was thrilled that Colleen was accepted into the Women’s Fund’s Options 19 Class this year, a leadership development class for philanthropic women in Indianapolis, where she has represented Brebeuf as an ambassador for our community through her work. Additionally, Colleen is an active member of the St. Susanna School community, and she has most recently served on the Marketing and Admissions Committee, revealing her dedication to Catholic education both personally and professionally.