Ms. Tina Isenbarger
St. Ann Catholic School, Fayetteville
The Lewis Award Committee is pleased to announce that Ms.Tina Isenbarger has been selected as the 2019-2020 Recipient of the Monsignor Gerald Lawrence Lewis Award for Excellence in Teaching. Ms. Isenbarger, who currently teaches Fifth Grade, is in her nineteenth year of teaching with the last ten years at St. Ann Catholic School.
Ms. Isenbarger feels that teachers striving for excellence in Catholic schools
“need an appreciation for the Catholic Faith. Their role as a Catholic School teacher is to continually prepare students in attaining the sacraments. Embrace the parish resources and support that are provided to teach in a Catholic School. [Teachers] need to enhance personal knowledge by attending Catechist classes so they can build a solid moral foundation for their students.”
Ms. Rene Corders, Principal of St. Ann’s, wrote in a letter of recommendation for the Award:
“In addition to her effectiveness in the classroom Ms. Isenbarger distinguishes herself by her involvement in the total school experience… and is involved in every school activity to some degree. She makes a difference on a daily basis.
Although Ms. Isenbarger is a member of another parish, her loyalty to the school’s mission and her understanding of the obvious connections between our church and school compel her to be visible and engaged in St. Ann parish activities.”
Ms. Isenbarger received a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Reading Validation from Ohio University, and a Masters degree in Special Education from Fayetteville State University.
The Lewis Award will be presented to Ms. Isenbarger at a special Liturgy on April 22 at St. Ann Catholic Church.