CAT Nomination Information

Nominations for the 2018 Catholic Award for Teachers (CAT) are currently being accepted.

These awards recognize excellence in teaching within the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Catholic School System. For 2018, 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 Monday, April, 30, 2018. Late nominations will not be considered.

How to Nominate?

Download the 2018 CAT Guidelines and Nomination Packet
Download Promotional Flyer for school & parish distribution

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