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Tamara Broderick '99 Named Associate Professor at MIT

Tamara Broderick is a Ph.D. candidate in Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley and will start as an assistant professor in EECS at MIT in January 2015. She received an AB in Mathematics from Princeton University (2007), a Master of Advanced Study for completion of Part III of the Mathematical Tripos from the University of Cambridge (2008), an MPhil by research in Physics from the University of Cambridge (2009), and an MS in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley (2011). Her recent research has focused on developing and analyzing models for scalable, unsupervised machine learning using Bayesian nonparametrics. She has been awarded the Evelyn Fix Memorial Medal and Citation (for the Ph.D. student on the Berkeley campus showing the greatest promise in statistical research), the Berkeley Fellowship, an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a Marshall Scholarship, and the Phi Beta Kappa Prize (for the graduating Princeton senior with the highest academic average).

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  • IWA Receives $27,000 Grant for Teacher Laptops!

    IWA is thrilled to announce grant approval for $27,000 from the Diocese of Cleveland Secretariat for Catechetical Formation and Education Expanding the Educational Landscape grant program that is part of the "Rooted in Faith - Forward in Hope" Campaign.  IWA will use the grant to purchase new laptops for every teacher in order to enhance their teaching resources.


    Faculty, staff and students look to Jesus, the Incarnate Word, as “the Way” to learn, to love and to serve in order to make a difference in our world today.  The IWA experience combines the highest standards of academic achievement and 21st century learning skills.  We provide many opportunities for students to explore their God-given talents through music, art, writing, drama, athletics and academic competition.  Our classroom instruction keeps pace with advancements in technology, Ohio New Learning Standards and service learning.  We have always made our students the first priority when purchasing technology.  When crafting the grant request, we wanted to ensure that our teachers have the same level of consideration, professional development and technology.



  • IWA 8th Grader, Snehi Shah, Translates Science Fair Project into Acceptance for the Peru Outreach Health Program at Case Western Reserve University

    IWA 8th grader, Snehi Shah, has been accepted to participate with the POHP (Peru Outreach Health Program) in 2015 Summer through Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CRWU SOM).In lieu of a science fair project this year, Snehi translated the concept and results of her last year project into Spanish and put it to use. Last week we found out that her proposal to repeat this study on the native people of the Sacred Valley and Chincha (in Peru) was reviewed by Faculty and accepted to be incorporated into their international health rotation.


    Snehi will work with medical students and pediatrics residents at CWRU SOM and incorporate her methods to do hearing screening on the underserved people of the Sacred Valley in Peru. The project will be incorporated into an existing project that focuses on vision screening. In addition, she will be taking biweekly evening classes in medical Spanish from Jan-April. The in mid June, she will travel to Peru with a group of health care professionals to conduct these tests!


  • IWA 8th Graders Earn for Scholarships for Padua

    Congrats to IWA 8th graders, Nimisha Joshi, Julia Hontaruk-Levko, and Snehi Shah for earning scholarships for being among the top finishers on the Padua Placement Test!

  • IWA's Ian McLaughlin cast in A Christmas Carol

    IWA's own Ian McLaughlin '21 plays Master William and Tiny Tim in Great Lakes Theater's production of A Christmas Carol at The Ohio Theater at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland.   His performance schedule:

    Dec 5 - 11am

    Dec 6 - 1:30pm

    Dec 7 - 3pm

    Dec 9 - 11am

    Dec 11 - 11am

    Dec 12 - 7:30pm

    Dec 17 - 7:30pm

    Dec 19 - 7:30pm

    Dec 20 - 1:30pm

    Dec 21 - 7:30pm

    Dec 23 - 7:30pm

  • IWA Students at Mid-America Irish Dance Championship - Qualify for World Championship

    Four students from IWA, Keira Leneghan '20, Maeve Galla '19, Catherine Galla '17, and Olivia Bradfield '15 participated in the Mid-American Irish Dance Championships held in Minneapolis on Nov 29th and 30th.  Olivia won 7th place and the Choreography team received 9th place.  All four girls performed beautifully and qualified for the World Championship in Montreal.

  • Help us win a $25,000 grant!

    We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give!


    Starting on #GivingTuesday, December 2nd, and throughout December, for every donation to the IWA Fund donated through the site below, PayPal will donate an additional 1% PLUS the charity that receives the most new “Favorites” on eBay will win a $25,000 grant! Please take a few minutes and add us as your Favorite now...


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  • In Memorium - Eileen Kuk

    It is with sadness that we share the news that Eileen Kuk, lunch and security monitor, passed away on Saturday, November 29th. She will be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m. at the Schuester-Straker O’Connor Funeral Home, 5904 Ridge Rd. Parma, 44129. Details will be published in the Plain Dealer on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd.

  • IWA's SMART Table!

    IWA received its SMART Table! Teachers received training on it yesterday and Mrs. Foutz has already started lessons on it! Many thanks to the following donors whose generous donations made the SMART Table possible: The Biernacki Family, Scott & Lindsey Catanzarite, Michael & Kate Faust, Raymond & Sandra Hong and the SIFCO Foundation.

  • IWA 6th Grade Student Places 3rd in Writing Contest

    Last month, our entire sixth grade class submitted contest entries to the annual Patriots’ Pen essay contest hosted nationally by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The prompt was “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans.” Essays are first judged at the local level, and in the case of Incarnate Word Academy, our submissions were judged at the Strongsville VFW. From the 304 essays submitted by local sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, three winners were chosen. We are proud to give an enthusiastic Warrior OOO-RAH to IWA 7th grade student, Shay Tanna, who placed third (first and second place winners were eighth graders.) Shay’s third place essay will now move to the District 7 level for judging, along with Aileen Bracken’s essay, which will be forwarded as an alternate. Shay will be honored at a formal banquet in the spring, where he will read his essay to members of the military and be awarded a monetary prize.

  • IWA 4th Grade Student Named Finalist in Poster Design Contest

    Congratulations to IWA 4th grade student, Alan Jayapandian for being a finalist in the Oak Hill Publishing 2014 Constitution Day Poster Design Contest!  His art was one of 39 entries chosen out of thousands of submissions from around the world.

  • IWA Alumni on Holy Name Honor Roll

    Andrew Bleakley '14, Tara Byrne '12, Nicole Camarati '14, Maria Churavy '11, Christopher Cotone '12, Casey Farrell '12, Jordan Felice '13, Katherine Konopka '13, Ashley Rings '12, Nicole Rogers '11, Sean Schieferstein '13, Carmen Stavole '13, Julia Wright '14

  • IWA Alumni on Padua Franciscan Honor Roll

    We are proud of the IWA alumni below who achieved the distinction of being placed on the Padua Franciscan High School HONOR ROLL for the 1st quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:

    Jaimie Adams ‘11, Rachel Hill ‘11, Julianna Pavicic ‘11, Emily Szabo ‘11, Kaitlin Compernolle ‘12, Hannah Coyne ‘12, Emily King ‘12, Michaela Thomas ‘12, Brianna Cuddy ‘13, Gina Talerico ‘13, Carolyn Cheich ‘14, Julia Ludwick ‘14, Mark Luszczynski ‘14, Nedas Semaska ‘14, and Caroline Sua ‘14


  • IWA 2nd & 3rd out of 32 at St. Ignatius Brain Brawl!

    On Saturday, October 18th, the IWA Classroom of Champions team sent 3 teams to the 4th annual St. Ignatius Brain Brawl.  Thirty-two teams , divided into 4 divisions, competed against other schools in the first 5 rounds.  The top 8 teams overall then qualified for the finals.  Two of our IWA teams advanced to the final round.  The IWA “A” team of,  Danny Brennan, Vince DiFilippo, Julia Hontaruk-Levko, and Kevin Leneghan defeated Gesu and our  IWA “B”  of  Terrin Akstens,  Alexander Griffiths, Michael Gyekenyesk, Alex Sarsbura, & Nick Saul defeated St. Angela to move on to the semi-final round.  In the semi-final round, it was IWA vs IWA!  With no real loser in the semi-finals, the IWA “A” team advanced to the finals to compete against Lakewood Catholic Academy.

         This is the 4th year that an IWA team has made it to the final round.  Competition was tough and unfortunately, our IWA team met their match and lost to LCA 45 t0 41.   Our team brought home the runner-up plaque to hang in Miss Mileti’s room.

        Special recognition to our other IWA team of Bailey Anderson, Olivia Bradfield, Nimisha Joshi, Maddy Mostoller, and Olenka Tymosch,  who had the opportunity to compete against 6 other schools and then cheered on their teammates in the semifinal and final rounds.

       Miss Mileti and Mrs. Cicerchi are proud of our competitors and their accomplishments after a long 9 hour day of questions and answers.  Super Job! See pics...



  • IWA A Night to Remember is HUGE success!

    The first annual A Night to Remember greeted 200 guests on Saturday, October 4, 2014.  The entire IWA community  was represented as the Sisters, current parents, past parents, alumni, faculty and staff were welcomed to beautiful decorations, fantastic silent auction items and incredible food stations.  Words used to describe the evening? Fun! Exciting! Wonderful! Amazing! After guests watched a video from our IWA students, they were entertained by dueling pianists, T and Rich which got the room rocking.  One could look around the energized room and see the smiles, laughter, singing, and dancing. Read more...



  • IWA Alumni Named National Merit Semifinalists & National Merit Commended Scholars

    Congrats to the following IWA alum!


    National Merit Semifinalists

    Nicole Davessar, Walsh Jesuit High School

    Maureen Rakovec, Hawken School


    National Merit Commended Scholars

    Courtney Bush, Walsh Jesuit High School

    Joseph Unger, St. Edward High School


  • IWA Launches PreKindergarten Program

    History in the making!  The IWA PreKindergarten program opened its doors for the first time yesterday to 18 eager students.  Director & Teacher, Lori Foutz greeted them at their cars and aide, Holly Bleakley, helped them in the door.

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  • 7th Grade Receives Their Dog Tags

    At a beautiful and emotional ceremony on Friday, Sept 5th, the IWA 7th grade received their dog tags as part of their Warriors for Warriors Military Service Project.  The students blessed the veterans who joined them, learned the importance of service to others as well as service to our country, and shared their God-given gifts which may be used to help others. Mrs. Stacey Shalala and Mrs. Mary Mileti led the ceremony.  See pics...


  • IWA Purchases 3D Printer!

    Incarnate Word Academy has a 3D Printer!!!  Thanks to the generosity of John and Laura Biernacki, Scott and Lindsay Catanzarite, John and Lisa Malloy, PTSU and an anonymous donor, IWA is able offer a "wave of the future" learning opportunity to our students! Photos/video show a 3D logo being printed in the IWA computer lab.  Pictures


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