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are honored as 'Angels Among .Us' hands-on approach to learning. Her days often stretch into evening hours with the many extracurricular ac- tivities in which she is in- volved. She is described as teacher, friend, coach, Counselor, and role model. Providence Sister Glo- ria Memering, Precious Blood, Jasper: Because of her enthusiasm and en- couragement, the students love taking part in the many musical events and op- portunities, in- cluding this year's produc- tion of "The King and I" in which over 100 students were involved. Sister believes her best lessons happen when her well-pre- pared plans are flexible enough to meet the needs of the class she is teaching. Denise Miller, Holy Fam- ily, Jasper: Love and laughter work in harmony in her class- room. She believes students need to know that they are special individuals. One of her students says, "When I am feeling down, she lifts me up. She gives me the push I need to go on." Benedictine Sister Ida Otto, Precious Blood, Jasper: She makes learning fun and has the ability to make everyone feel special. She not only sees. the best in each child, but she also knows how to tap those good qualities. She strongly states that Christ in the center of her life and her gift to children is to teach them that they have a God who loves and cares for them. Sally Pfafflin, Holy Rosary, Evansville: She is creative, imaginative and uses different educational ap- proaches to make her students want to learn. Every individual in her classroom is approached as a student with unique skills. Those skills are used to build self-esteem and generate quality work. Martha Render, St. James, St. James: As a teacher and administrator, she accepts the responsibility to provide the most fertile envi- ronment for God's children and their parents. Her opportunity to participate in this process is what she defines as her per- sonal call to holiness. Joyce Rietman, Good Shepherd, Evansville: She chose to teach in Catholic schools because she wanted faith and values to be part of what she passed on to stu- dents. She is a very positive, upbeat person with a wonder- ful sense of humor. Her dedica- tion, personal integrity and faith are obvious to all who meet her. Betty Thomas, St. Bernard, Rockport: Teach- ing in Catholic school makes her feel part of a big loving family where there is a concern for all members. One of her strengths is her open, honest communication and rapport with parents. Judy VanHoosier,  Good Shepherd, Evansville . She is one of those rare individuals who is always willing to "go the extra mile" not only for her students, but also for their par- ents, her fellow teachers, and for anyone who may need her. She goes about her work in a quiet and inconspicuous way, but is highly respected by all those she touches each day. Benedictine'Sister Rose Wildeman, St. Joseph, Van- derburgh County: She is de- scribed for her genuine love of teaching, as a motivator of stu- dents, an excellent role model and parent communicator. In the diocese, receive special ", Jnt row, Mary Alice McDonald, St. Matthew, Mount Vernon; Sara Ziliak, Holy Cross, Fort Mater Dei High School, . Neighbors, Mater Dei. " Message photo by Mary Scheller II II I i II Housman Students from ment during the Teacher Of the Jazz Band perform duringthe reception. ,