Announcement for The Lewis Award for Excellence in Teaching

On behalf of the Lewis Award Committee, welcome to the Diocese of Raleigh Catholic Schools 2020-2021 school year! Albeit an unusual beginning, and whether your children will attend class in a virtual classroom, on-site, or a hybrid, the school Administrators and Staff have done a remarkable job of creating safe and productive classrooms.

The Lewis Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented annually. The nomination period is normally September 1 through September 30. In light of the uncertainties of the coming months, the Lewis Award Committee has decided to pause the Award Process for this school year and resume in August 2021. The Committee will continue their work throughout the year and evaluate how to proceed with scheduled activities for this school year.

In March, the 2019-2020 Award Recipient, Ms. Tina Isenbarger, St. Ann Catholic School, Fayetteville, was announced just a few days before schools closed due to Covid 19. Consequently, we were unable to appropriately celebrate this prestigious Award. We will recognize Ms. Isenbarger with a Mass and presentation later this school year as we hopefully see a slowing and eventual end to this pandemic.

May the Lord bless you.

The Lewis Award Committee