John Schoenig


Contact Information

schoenigdirectory John Schoenig
Sr. Director of Teacher Formation and Education Policy
107 Carole Sandner Hall


Alliance for Catholic Education


University of Notre Dame, B.A.

University of Notre Dame, M. Ed.

Notre Dame Law School

Research interests

  • Education reform
  • Schooling and the state
  • Religious liberty


David T. Link Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Social Justice, Notre Dame Law School

Select publications

A Ghoulish Inconsistency: A Comment on Tim Keller’s “The National Implications of Cain v. Horne”, 4 JOURNAL OF SCHOOL CHOICE 3, (2010).

“Affecting Design Change in the Preparation of Teachers: Best Practices in Alternative Teacher Education,” in Beyond Alternative Teacher Education: The Impact of Classroom Experience (2007).


John Schoenig is the Senior Director of Teacher Formation and Education Policy for the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). In this role, he leads the ACE Teaching Fellows Program - the largest provider of Catholic school teaching talent in the United States - and its Program for Educational Access (PEA), an advocacy and leadership formation enterprise that helps develop and implement policy that expands financial access to faith-based schools. In addition, he serves as a faculty member and Fellow of Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI).

From 1998 to 2000, he served as a Middle School English teacher at Holy Rosary School in Shreveport, Louisiana through ACE Teaching Fellows. He later served on the pastoral and administrative team for ACE and as the Director of Development for the Alliance for School Choice. He earned his BA and M.Ed from the University of Notre Dame and his JD from the Notre Dame Law School.