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Local Catholic educators win national honors

Updated: Friday, December 6 2013, 11:27 AM EST
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- Two Catholic educators in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati have received prestigious national awards from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).

NCEA announced this week that Marianne Rosemond, principal of St. Mary School in Hyde Park, will be honored with a National Distinguished Principal Award and Beth Siemer, fourth-grade teacher at St. Ignatius Loyola School in Monfort Heights, will receive the Distinguished Teacher Award.

“It is highly unusual for two educators within the same diocese to receive awards from the NCEA in the same year,” said Dr. Jim Rigg, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese. “Such accolades clearly illustrate the strength and quality of our Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.”

He said Ms. Rosemond, who was nominated by the Archdiocese’s Catholic Schools Office, “is an exceptional principal who fosters high-quality teaching and a vibrant community in her school. She is a tremendous role model for the Catholic faith, and has worked hard to ensure that her school remains focused squarely upon our Catholic mission.”

Ms. Siemer was nominated by St. Ignatius Principal Tim Reilly. “She is a universally respected teacher who truly loves her students,” Rigg said. “Her talents, passion, and faith are inspiring.” The Seton High School graduate is a national board certified educator.
Both honorees will have the opportunity to accept their awards during the NCEA convention in Pittsburgh next April.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the sixth largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment.  The 19-county territory includes 213 parishes and 113 Catholic primary and secondary schools. 

Information from Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Local Catholic educators win national honors

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