Sarah Garber Almon, eighth grade teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Raleigh, was presented the Gerald Lawrence Lewis Award for Lifetime Achievement in Catholic Education at the close-of-school Mass in June 2008. Miss. Almon retired from the classroom after having taught at Our Lady of Lourdes School for thirty-seven years.
In his remarks at the presentation, Msgr. Lewis characterized Miss Almon as “a student even as she teaches. An avid reader, she also likes to write. She is a mathematician of excellence; but more than all of this, she loves her students.” He noted that over the years, Miss Almon has often been a counselor to former students. An eighth grade homeroom teacher, Miss Almon is also the Girls’ Basketball coach at Lourdes. With the eight grade, she started the Passion play that the school performs each Lent. She is a Special Minister of the Eucharist at the school and a lector of her parish, St. Mary in Garner.
“Miss Almon has given her life to educating and loving all the children entrusted to her,” Msgr. Lewis concluded. “She has given her whole self to this ministry.”
Dr. Michael J. Fedewa, Diocesan Superintendent of Catholic Formation and Education, presented Miss Almon with a check for $1500, which is part of the Award’s honors to a Recipient.
Ms. Almon lives in Garner, North Carolina.