Paraclete HS teacher selected for Supreme Court Summer Institute

Rick McGuire, Paraclete High School instructor, will attend the Supreme Court Summer Institute this month.

Rick McGuire, Paraclete High School civics teacher, will travel to Washington D.C. this month to attend the prestigious Supreme Court Summer Institute, open to teachers in the fields of law-related and civic education.

McGuire is among 60 teachers (and the only Catholic school teacher) selected to attend the Institute, co-sponsored by Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society.

The Institute offers teachers the opportunity to study recent Supreme Court Cases in detail and learn innovative teaching methodology for conveying this information to students. Teachers will visit the Court to attend decisions and a reception. Upon returning home, teachers will be available to present workshops on the U.S. Supreme Court.

At Paraclete, McGuire also serves as moderator for the Mock Trial team and Lettermen’s Club, and has been head track coach since 2004. He holds a Bachelor of science degree in criminal justice with a minor in economics from Cal State Bakersfield.


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February 9, 2016

  • Tuesday, February 9

    St. John Fisher Women's Council Shrove Tuesday Luncheon, Check-in and Refreshments 10:00 a.m., Speaker at 11 a.m., Lunch at 12 p.m., Barrett Hall,  St. John Fisher, 5448 Crest Road Rancho Palos Verdes. Guest speaker Monsignor Kevin Kosteknik, first Pastor of the Cathedral  of Our Lady of the Angeles and former Assistant Pastor at St John Fisher Church from 1982-1987, will discuss "How God Works for Us through Mary". Annual fund raiser and proceeds will help support several local charities. Admission $25. Reservations may be made at the Parish Office. Last day for reservations is Friday February 5th. For more information please call Elaine Sweers at (310) 377-7704.

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