Theology Teacher Earns National Recognition

Mrs. Kathleen Stinehart (theology) will receive the 2017 NCEA Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for dedication and commitment to excellence.

The annual award honors teachers who have demonstrated a strong Catholic educational philosophy as well as exceptional ability, dedication and results.  The 41 teachers, chosen from the more than 150,000 educators who teach in the nation’s Catholic elementary and secondary schools, will be recognized during the annual NCEA Convention & Expo that will take place April 18-20 in St. Louis.

“Teachers are the backbone of our Catholic educational system, providing day-to-day instruction in faith and academics for students at over 6,500 Catholic elementary and secondary schools across the nation,” said James Pavlacka, director of Leadership Development at NCEA.  “The excellence that these teachers display is an inspiration to all of us who work in Catholic education.”

As a teacher of theology, Mrs. Stinehart emphasizes the importance of service in daily life.  Integration of reading the Scriptures during the school day as well as participation in various service events form the basis for Kathleen’s approach for teaching her students about the beauty of theology.

“I believe that in all disciplines, our faith is essential in teaching and learning,” said Mrs. Stinehart.