Hi, I'm Nick. Thanks for visiting. A teacher by vocation and a reader at heart, I love finding and creating resources to help others, especially in the areas of spirituality, literature, Catholic education, and technology. Here you’ll find some of the projects and resources I’ve created over the years.
One Catholic Life
One Catholic Life is the place where I post my homilies, thoughts, and reflections. You'll also find book reviews and recommendations, spiritual resources, and just about anything else I happen to be thinking about. One Catholic Life developed from an earlier blog called Literary Compass, which began on June 20, 2006 and ended on December 19, 2008.
Catholic School Chronicle
The mission of Catholic School Chronicle is to be a source of news, resources, and community building for all those interested in Catholic education. Though its primary audience is Catholic school teachers and administrators, Catholic School Chronicle also benefits others involved in Catholic education and catechesis.
Teen Literacy Tips
Teen Literacy Tips was created to provide readers with teaching techniques and advice to improve the teaching of reading to junior high students.
A Little About Me
I'm first and foremost a husband and a father of four. I'm also a Roman Catholic deacon and a Catholic school teacher, vice principal and technology coordinator. I taught junior high literature and writing for over 25 years, and I've been a Catholic school educator since 1990. In 2001 I was named a Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the National Catholic Education Association. A graduate of Gonzaga University, I was featured in Gonzaga Magazine and was a guest on CatholicTV's This Is the Day. I'm the author of ROMAN Reading: 5 Essential Skills for Transforming Your Life through Literature, and my articles have appeared in Momentum Magazine, The Bronze Gazette, and in Dynamic Catholic's Teach Lead Serve training program for catechists and Catholic teachers.