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Light of Learning

Teacher Recognition Award


The Light of Learning Award is bestowed upon one teacher in each of the Catholic schools in our diocese to recognize teaching excellence. The recipient gets a certificate, is recognized at the You Can Lend a Hand Luncheon during Catholic Schools Week, and has their name etched forever on the list of past winners.
Teachers are nominated by the school community based on the following criteria:

  1. Has taught at a diocesan school for two years, is licensed, and is full-time.
  2. Catholic model- Acts in a Christlike manner, follows the example of Christ and lives according to what the Church teaches.
  3. Student motivation- Does the teacher motivate students?
  4. Involvement in extracurricular activities at the school.
  5. Is the teacher knowledgeable of the subjects he/she teaches?  Does he/she keep up with current information in the area of study?
  6. Ability to relate- Does the teacher relate well to students? Do the students respect the teacher? Does the teacher manage the classroom well?


Congratulations to this year's winner, Kindergarten teacher Jessica Sharp!


Props to the previous winners:

Year Teacher
2018 Joan Bultemeier


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