George Laird, associate superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, noted that low pay — public schools may pay twice as much as Catholic parish schools — can make it hard to find teachers, although turnover is low.
"The teachers we get into our schools are very mission-driven," he
Five of the six teachers in GRACE's
first group earned undergraduate degrees last spring.
The sixth, John Bates V, is in his
fourth year as a teacher at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
, a private Catholic high school.
doesn't live with the others but is a frequent visitor to the old convent.