Parent Education Night

Raising an Ethical Teen: A Night for All Saint Francis Parents


Steve Johnson and Father Tony Mancuso direct the Ethics Camps for Catholic School Teachers and Principals at the Markkula center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.

Steve Johnson is the Director of Character Education at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at SCU. Mr. Johnson currently teaches at SCU in the Department of Education, and has been an elementary and high school teacher and principal at a variety of Catholic schools.

Father Tony Mancuso serves as pastor of Saint John Vianney in East San Jose and continues to be chaplain of Saint Francis High School. He also teaches at SCU in the Graduate School of Counseling Psychology and Education. 

Topics for the evening will include:

Character Basics
- How is character formed from values, thoughts and skills?
- What are the ten opportunities parents, caregivers and teachers have to influence the character of people they care about? 

What Every Parent Needs to Know
- What five critical mistakes can parents make?
- What five things could every parent do to raise kids with character?
- How do effective parents communicate with their kids, especially when kids are reluctant to talk?