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. T The Message  for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Teacher of the Year nominations now y MARY ANN HUGHES Message staff writer The Message and the Office of Catholic Education are co- sponsoring the ninth annual Diocese of Evansville Teacher of the Year program. Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger will an- nounce the 1996 Teacher of the Year May 1. At the May banquet, teach- ers who have taught in dioce- san schools 20, 30, 40 and 50 years will also be honored. Phyllis Beshears, director of schools, said that "each year, at the end of the Teacher of the Year program, it becomes more evident why we continue to honor the teachers in the dio- cese this way. "As each teacher candidate comes forward and we hear of the many things that these teachers do, day after day, to make a difference in the lives of students in their classrooms, we know why we take time out for this celebration. It truly is something to celebrate! Beshears noted that "teach- ing today is hard work. It takes dedication, creativity, the patience of a saint, a great deal of love and care, enthusi- asm, and in our Catholic schools, an understanding and deep commitment to passing on the Catholic faith to our young people. Our teachers are expected to be role models and examples of Christian living." Some teachers, she added, go the extra mile. "These teachers understand that individual needs must be considered at all times and that 'fair' does not always mean 'equal.' "Outstanding teachers give hope to students who can't find a good reason to get up in the morning. They also find the goodness in each of their stu- dents and do what they can to help the students find that goodness in himself or herself. "These are the teachers whom we honor at our Teacher of the Year banquet. It is pre- cisely because of their out- standing work that we find ex- cellence in our schools." Providence Sister Joanna Brown was the 1995 winner of the Teacher of the Year award. She is a teacher at Precious Blood School, Jasper. Thirteen teachers were can- didates for the 1994 Teacher of the Year award. Benedictine Sister Tess Duenas, a teacher at St. James School, St. James, received the award. In 1993, three teachers re- ceived the diocesan award, one at the elementary level, one at the middle school level, and one at the high school level. They were Catherine S chwenk, Corpus Christi School, Evansville; Rita Farny, Holy Rosary School, Evansville, and Benedictine Sister Mary Francis Williams, Mater Dei High School, Evansville. In 1992, Rosemary Paul Leingang, editor of the Message, presents a plaque to Ron Precious Blood, in Jasper. In May of 1995, Providence Sister Joanna diocesan Teacher of the Year award; she is a teacher at Precious Blood Neufelder, a sixth grade teacher at Holy Spirit School, Evansville; David Meyer, a physical education teacher at St. John the Baptist School, Newburgh, and Bonnie Am- brose, a seventh and eighth grader teacher at Holy Rosary School, Evansville, received the diocesan awards. In 1991, Sarah "Sally" Sny- Teacher of the Year Nomination Form Deadline: February 8, 1996 The Message and the Office of Catholic Education are co-sponsoring the eighth annual Dio- cese of Evansville Teacher of the Year award which will be announced May 1, 1996. Anyone, with the exception of immediate family members, may nominate a teacher for this award. Final selection of the winner will be made by members of a panel chosen for their educa- tional expertise, interest in Catholic schools, and understanding of quality education. Criteria used for selection of the award will include: excellence in teaching, innovation, dedication to Catholic education in the Evansville diocese, and the individual's contribution to the profession of teaching. The teacher must currently be employed in the Diocese of Evansville and must have taught for a minimum of five years in diocesan schools. The award will be based on the teacher's ability to work with students at the elementary or secondary level. The Teacher of the Year must be a good role model for students, have a major influence in the lives of students, show concern for the faith development as well as the physical, mental and emotional development of students, and encourage students to improve their abilities and talents. Nominees will be asked to complete additional information and submit supporting materials. All nominations are confidential. Name of teacher School Subjects/Grades taught Reasons for nominating this teacher: On an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, please list qualities which include dedication to the teaching profession, commitment to Catholic education, teaching style, rapport with students/parents/faculty, realization of importance of being a Christian role model, and motivational skills. I I I Signature of Nominator Date I I [] Student [] Teacher [] Parent [] Other I ! I | Forms should be mailed to : I ! I I Teacher of the Year I I The Message I | P.O. Box 4169 I I Evansville, IN 47724-0169 | L  J enmmmmmmmmmmmllemmmmmlJmmmmmmmmlml==l in MILLER &: MILLER I Ed. L. Lee Mortuary 101 North Meridian Street Washington, IN 254-3612 I ",4 family name you can trust" 424-9274 III II -- Message photo der, a teacher at Flaget Ele- mentary School, Vincennes, was given the annual Teacher of the Year award. Gene Logel, a Memorial High School teacher, received the 1990 award. 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