Catholic Award for Teachers

Nomination Information

The 2023 Catholic Award for Teachers (CAT).

These awards recognize excellence in teaching within the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Catholic School System. For 2023, 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.

We no longer accept nominations through email or by postal mail. Please click on this link: CAT Nomination Form to complete your nomination.

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 and submitted as incomplete nominations cannot be considered. All those submitting a nomination will be required to create an account and submit their narrative and documentation on-line through the link provided below.

The deadline for nominations has been extended to  Friday, May 5, 2023. Late nominations will not be considered.

How to Nominate?

Link for 2023 CAT login and application:  CAT  Nomination Form

To submit a nomination, please click on the above link and follow the instructions.

Before You Get Started

-The link provided is for the Catholic Award for Teachers nomination packet.

-The link provided automatically directs you to the site where you will have to create your individual account to begin the process.

-Once you set-up your account, you will receive a confirmation email with your own personal log-in link.

-Your personal login link is specific to your nomination and school. If you have any issues getting logged in, please email Michele at .

-Once you have created your account, you will not be able to use any other login link to sign into your application.

-Please make sure to “bookmark” your login inthe browser and also save the link on your computer.

-You will be able to save your application and come back to it at any time.

-Each time you access and save your work, you will receive an email notification.

-Once you have submitted your completed application, a notification email will go to the school principal along with a copy of the application.

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

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

William Cardinal Baum