*Each month, one of our current RCS students will compose an “OLV/RCS Alumni Spotlight.” For the month of July, seniors Bailey Bosarge and Taliah Anderson interviewed Alison Fox Pace from the RCS Class of 2002!
By Bailey Bosarge and Taliah Anderson
Alison Fox Pace is a 2002 graduate from RCS. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Education in 2006. Alison then went to William Carey University where she got her Masters of Art Education in 2012. She currently works as an instructional coach in the Pass Christian Public School District. Alison married Adam Pace who was a 2002 graduate from St. Stanislaus. They have two sons, Finley, who is in 3rd grade, and Reed who is 2nd grade. Both boys attend St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School.
During her time at Resurrection, Alison made many memories. Some of her fondest memories include eating lunch around the bell in the courtyard with her friends, painting murals for carnival ball decorations, and volunteering at the Jackson County Exceptional School each Wednesday morning for senior service. Alison was particularly fond of attending Mass and Penance services as a school family and leading the Rosary in the Church on 9/11.
Alison said that Catholic education determined her future. At Resurrection she developed a love for education but especially Catholicism. While she was in college, she participated in weekly Mass and was a member of the Catholic Student Association at USM at St. Thomas in Hattiesburg. There she had the opportunity to continue serving the diocesan mission in Saltillo, Mexico. Now, she is a member of Holy Family Parish in Pass Christian. She has served as a Sunday School teacher and is a member of their RCIA team. Alison said, “My daily mission is to live the Gospel and share my love of Christ.”
Alison gave this advice for current students, “Always recognize and be grateful for the sacrifices your parents and teachers have made because they made them to ensure you will excel when you leave the classrooms at Resurrection.” She said, “Cling to the Sacraments and the Saints. In life, there will always be high and low points and trusting in God will get a person through them all.”