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Catholic Award for Teachers

Nominate Your favorite Teacher, Coach, Librarian, or Counselor
for the Catholic Awards for Teachers.

Established in 1998 with an anonymous gift to The Catholic Foundation, the Catholic Award for Teachers recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding teachers in our Catholic schools. Each year, several teachers are selected to receive awards of $1,000 each in appreciation for their teaching excellence. In addition, the schools they represent each receive $100 for their school endowment. The list below reflects the awardees for the past three years.

Award Winners

Albonico, Nicholas 2022 St. Pius X Catholic School – ABQ
Davalos, Jane 2022 St. Mary’s Catholic School – ABQ
Lawton, Patricia 2022 St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Rio Rancho
Lutz, Carol 2022 Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic School – ABQ
Murtagh, Christina 2022 St. Therese Catholic School – ABQ
Perea, Diana 2022 St. Pius X Catholic School – ABQ
Torrez Rivera, Evelyn 2022 Santo Niño Regional Catholic School – Santa Fe
Valenzuela, Gretta 2022 Holy Ghost Catholic School – ABQ
Wentworth, Mary 2022 Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School – ABQ
Atencio, Allyson 2021 St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School – Rio Rancho
Castillo, Daniel 2021 Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic School – ABQ
Convissor, Kristi 2021 Holy Ghost Catholic School – ABQ
Fogarty, Michelle 2021 Holy Child Catholic School – Tijeras
Hernandez, Alysia 2021 San Felipe de Neri Catholic School – ABQ
Koprowski, Aundria 2021 St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School – ABQ
Mele, Debbie 2021 Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic School – ABQ
Sauter, David 2021 Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School – ABQ
Bency, Teresa 2020 St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School – Rio Rancho
Finney, Jennifer 2020 San Felipe de Neri Catholic School – ABQ
Giglio, Mary 2020 St. Therese Catholic School – ABQ
Hyde, Christine 2020 Holy Ghost Catholic School – ABQ
Padilla, Elena 2020 St. Mary’s Catholic School – Belen
Saiz, Donna 2020 Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School – ABQ
Studerus. Kassandra 2020 St. Mary’s Catholic School – ABQ

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