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Live in Community

Lalanne teachers at summer retreatCommunity is a key component of your education at the University of Dayton. With teaching as a connection, Lalanne teachers live together in community and offer support – personal, professional and spiritual.

Spiritual growth

As a Lalanne teacher, you will have the opportunity to enrich your connection to your faith and to strengthen your beliefs. Orientation activities, retreat, living in community, discussions with colleagues and daily interactions with students provide times for you to reflect on your personal faith journey.

Each Lalanne community is also assigned a spiritual mentor with a Marianist connection, a person who acts as a local reference for faith activities that you may wish to explore and who assists you with living in community.

Lalanne communities

Lalanne teachers have been serving in the Diocese of Lansing since the 2012-13 school year (cohort 14). The program expanded to Michigan after the Diocese expressed a desire to transform its Catholic schools into “outstanding centers of education and formation."

Starting with the 2018-19 school year (cohort 20), Lalanne has increased its service in the Diocese by adding a community house in Charlotte.

Lalanne teachers in cohort 1 began serving in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati with the 1999-2000 school year. The community house was located in Dayton. That first cohort of teachers served Chaminade-Julienne High School, Dayton Catholic Elementary and Corpus Christi Catholic School.

As Lalanne took root, more school principals became interested in working with Lalanne. Starting with the 2011-12 school year (cohort 13), Lalanne expanded into the city of Cincinnati, and opened a community house in Cincinnati. At the same time, the need for Catholic school teachers in the rural areas of the Archdiocese surfaced in Springfield and Troy, Ohio.

Lalanne teachers have been serving in the Diocese of Cleveland since the 2001-02 school year (cohort 3).

We work with two people in the Catholic Schools Office, Melanie Galizio and Tracey Arnone, who are working hard to increase Lalanne's presence in Cleveland, as well as making sure Lalanne teachers are supported and made to feel welcome!

Lalanne teachers have been serving in the Diocese of Lansing since the 2012-13 school year (cohort 14).

Teachers have lived in various community houses in the Diocese (including Flint & Lansing), and have been living at the community house in Jackson since the 2017-18 school year (cohort 19).

Lalanne teachers have been serving in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati since the 1999-2000 school year (cohort 1). For more info. about Lalanne's beginnings, see Cincinnati community above.

Teachers have lived in various community houses in the Archdiocese (including Cincinnati & Dayton). Starting with the 2016-17 school year (cohort 18), the Dayton community house relocated to Troy.


Visit with a Lalanne teacher

Are you interested in meeting with a current Lalanne teacher, Lalanne alumni, or visiting one of the Lalanne community houses? Contact us to set up a visit.

Contact us


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300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2967