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Catholic Award for Teachers

Nominate Your favorite Teacher, Coach, Librarian, or Counselor
for the 2021 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, three to five 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 four years.

Award Winners

Name Year Honored School
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
Wilson, Patricia Ann 2019 Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School – ABQ
Sanchez, Lisa 2019 Holy Child Catholic School – Tijeras
Osborn, Shawnda 2019 Holy Ghost Catholic School – ABQ
Olivas, Toni-Marie 2019 Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic School – ABQ
Flórez-Mansi, Carmen 2019 St. Michael’s High School – Santa Fe
Diaz, Richard A. 2019 San Felipe de Neri Catholic School – ABQ
Cordova, Kristy 2019 St. Mary’s Catholic School – Belen
Peterson, Susan 2018 St. Therese Catholic School – ABQ
Walsh, Austen 2018 Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic School – ABQ
DeLanoy, Bridget 2018 San Felipe de Neri Catholic School – ABQ
Gallegos, Donna 2018 St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School – ABQ
Cason, D. Annette 2018 Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School – ABQ
Gray, Elizabeth 2018 Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School – ABQ
Giglio, Mary 2017 St. Therese Catholic School – ABQ
Rouse, Margaret 2017 Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic School – ABQ
Miller, Erika 2017 Holy Ghost Catholic School – ABQ
Schulte, Mary Helen 2017 St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School- Rio Rancho
Davalos, Jane 2017 Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School – ABQ
Lopez, Terry Ann 2017 Holy Cross Catholic School – Santa Cruz
Wheeldon, Pamela 2016 St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School – ABQ
Shropshire, Cynthia 2016 Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic School
Rivera, Holly 2016 Holy Ghost Catholic School – ABQ
Sanchez, Heather 2016 St. Mary’s Catholic School – Belen
Chavez, Melanie 2016 St. Mary’s Catholic School – Belen
DeHaas, Paula 2015 Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School – ABQ
Walden, Abigail 2015 St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School -Rio Rancho
Pecos, Patricia 2015 Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School – ABQ
Albonico, Nic 2015 Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic School – ABQ
Valdez, Theodora 2015 Holy Cross Catholic School – ABQ
Padilla, Angela 2015 St. Mary’s Catholic School – Belen

2021 CAT Nomination Guidelines and Form

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