Catholic Award for Teachers

Nomination Information

The 2021 Catholic Award for Teachers (CAT).

Nominations are closed for 2021

These awards recognize excellence in teaching within the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Catholic School System. For 2021, the minimum award will be $1,000, plus a minimum of $100 placed in a designated endowment fund for each winner’s school. The number of awards given each year depends on the total funds available and the number of nominations per category.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for a CAT Award, a nominee must be a full-time, licensed teacher or specialist (coach, librarian, counselor, etc.), in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Catholic Schools system.

Who can Nominate?

Any parent, faculty or staff member of a school is welcome to nominate someone for this award in collaboration with the school’s principal. To nominate someone for this award, the official nomination form must be used.

Forms should be thoughtfully prepared as incomplete nominations cannot be considered.

A principal may submit a maximum of two nominations per category (see “distribution” on the nomination guidelines).

The deadline for nominations is April 26, 2021. Late nominations will not be considered.

How to Nominate?

Download the 2021 CAT Nomination Packet
Download the 2021 CAT Award Color Flyer

Participating schools must send one original and one copy of the completed nomination form(s) to:

The Catholic Foundation
CAT Awards
4333 Pan American Fwy. NE, Suite D
Albuquerque, NM 87107

If you have questions or require additional information about completing a nomination form, please contact Michele Benavidez at (505) 872-2901 or .

2021 CAT Awardee Videos

The entire effort of the Catholic teacher is oriented toward an integral formation of each student.

William Cardinal Baum