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April 13, 2018 - The Catholic Schools Office Announces The Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award Recipients

The Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Office, with support from the Catholic Schools Foundation, announced today the recipients for the prestigious Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award. Five elementary school teachers and five secondary school teachers were selected as the first ever recipients of the award. The recipients will receive $1,500 and be honored at a luncheon in May with Cardinal Seán O’Malley and Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Kathy Mears.

2017-18 Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award Recipients:

  1. Andrea Alberti, St. Mary’s Jr./Sr. High School, Lynn
  2. Michael Clancy, Boston College High School, Dorchester
  3. Sheila Deitsch, St. Paul School, Hingham
  4. Beverly Ekstrom, Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree
  5. Sister Charlene Favreau, Immaculate Conception School, Lowell
  6. Mark Flint, St. Mary of the Annunciation School, Melrose
  7. Anne Krane, St. Columbkille Partnership School, Brighton
  8. Angela Lee, Malden Catholic High School, Malden
  9. Jane Richard, Presentation of Mary Academy, Methuen
  10. Sharon Rozzi, East Boston Central Catholic School, East Boston

This annual award honors elementary and secondary school teachers’ commitment to developing saints and scholars in the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. The teachers selected demonstrate strong leadership qualities, model a faith-filled life, promote academic excellence and are committed to their students and school. Every day, they inspire students from all backgrounds and abilities to learn and they actively collaborate with their peers, students, and families to create a welcoming environment and culture of success.

“This year’s award winners represent extraordinary teachers who go above and beyond every day to educate our students. They are committed to developing saints and scholars,” said Kathy Mears. “These awards shine a bright light on the incredible work happening in our schools. On behalf of the Catholic Schools Office and the Catholic Schools Foundation, we applaud the recipients for their initiative, innovation and commitment.”

Mike Reardon, Executive Director of the Catholic Schools Foundation, said, “Teachers are at the heart of Catholic education and CSF is honored to help support the Excellence Awards and recognize a few of these amazing women and men. We are grateful to share in the work that they do each day in classrooms across the Archdiocese.”

Administrators, staff, pastors, parents and students were encouraged to nominate excellent teachers in their schools. The Excellence in Education Award’s selection committee, comprised of teachers and principals in the Archdiocese and members of the Catholic Schools Office, read through the nominations and interviewed the finalists to identify ten exemplary educators. The committee received over 115 nominations for excellent teachers in the Archdiocese of Boston. For more information, visit www.csoboston.com/education-award.