The Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Youngstown announced the 2012 winners of the Golden Apple Award. The 2012 awardees are:
Mario Calandros Regina Coeli/St. Joseph Elementary School, Alliance
Catherine DiRubba St. Rose Elementary School, Girard
Maureen Kelty Holy Family Elementary School, Poland
Linda Miller Our Lady of Peace Elementary School, Canton
Natalie Murphy St. Paul Elementary School, North Canton
Edward Smith Cardinal Mooney High School, Youngstown
Sr. Carole von Buelow, OSF St. Louis Elementary School, Louisville
Through the generosity of the Donahue Family Foundation of Pittsburgh, the Golden Apple Award honors outstanding individuals who teach or are an administrator in Catholic schools. The diocese recognizes and deeply appreciates the unique charge these teachers and administrator have to the development of each student. Their selection, from a field of many outstanding educators in the Catholic schools, is a recognition of the commitment and witness of all the Catholic school teachers and administrators throughout the diocese. The award consists of an unrestricted cash award of $5,000, a certificate, a Golden Apple paperweight, and a Golden Apple lapel pin, presented to the awardees at a dinner to be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the Youngstown Country Club, in Youngstown. Stan Boney, of WYTV Television, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event.
A selection process at the school and diocesan level was used to determine the awardees. In addition to being a full-time teacher or administrator who has been in the school where they are currently teaching or administrating for at least three full years, these teachers and administrator must give evidence of the following: professional development, commitment to students and school, leadership qualities, service to Church and community, teaching skills, role model as a Catholic educator.
For further information, contact the Office of Catholic Schools at 330-744-8451.