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Catholic Education Week Award Recipients

May 06, 2020

​Each year during Catholic Education Week, ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community members who consistently demonstrate outstanding service. 

Catholic Education Week Awards Placemat: 2020 CEW Awards Placemat

Archbishop Francis J. Spence Catholic Teacher of the Year Award


Colin Connelly, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Marmora ​

Colin is a role model that demonstrates inclusivity, patience and humility through servant leadership. Colin serves as an Eco Schools Lead, Indigenous school rep, school sports rep, local sports convenor, and music ministry lead. Colin nurtures the home-school-parish relationship and is committed to the great community. 
Excellence In Supporting Catholic Education 

Sharon Wilson, St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School, Belleville ​

Sharon demonstrates faith in action while modelling God's love through kindness, generosity, selflessness, and humility. Sharon participates in school based liturgical  ministries and fundraises for numerous charities. She serves on several staff committees and lives out her faith with her involvement in her parish and local community. 
Contribution to Catholic Education 


Ruth Terry, Georges Vanier Catholic School, Belleville ​

Ruth is a leader and faith witness within the school and church community. Ruth lives the Gospel values and serves as a liturgical resource to her school community. Ruth serves as a coach and fan to her students. Ruth's pure goodness exemplifies the love and support she has for her students and colleagues, truly modelling her vocation as a Catholic teacher. 

The Katharine Award 

Susan Clark, St. Mary Catholic School, Trenton 

Susan, known around the school as “Nanna", is a reading mentor, a cooking coach, a volunteer at school events and a touchstone for children who are struggling to connect to school. Susan shows students that they are loved, that someone misses them, and recognizes their inherent dignity as beloved children of God. 
Adult Volunteer

Ana Rand, St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School, Kingston 

Ana is a creative, caring, spiritual and giving member of Catholic School Council who always puts the welfare of others above all else. Anna has supported many initiatives, including  props and décor for the school musicals. Enhancing the school building with murals and quotes has encouraged the school community to live out Gospel values each day. 
Secondary Student Volunteer

Lauren Martin, Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, Kingston

Lauren serves as an executive member of the Crusaders in Community Service (CICS) group, through which she participates in liturgical ministries at school masses and engages in various service opportunities. Lauren is a faith witness who demonstrates the importance of getting involved in community life, especially in the name of service.  
Elementary Student Volunteer 

Kate McKinley, Mother Teresa Catholic School, Kingston

Kate demonstrates Christian leadership with a tremendous amount of positivity while connecting to community and world issues.   Kate organizes many activities in the school community, which include serving her peers, assisting staff, fundraising for numerous causes, or participating in liturgical ministries. ​

  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.