Congratulations to our alumna Katelyn Bockin for achieving
The Archdiocese of Washington Teacher of the Week! (2.24.2017)
Nomination from Principal Michelle Taylor:
I am pleased to recommend Katelyn Bockin as a most viable and deserving recipient for ADW Teacher of the Week. I have had the professional pleasure and privilege of working with Ms. Bockin. She is currently the second grade teacher at Holy Family School. I feel confident in my assessment of her as a fervent advocate for all children and a truly effective facilitator of learning. She demonstrates her academic acumen to successfully teach all subjects within her classroom through discussions, differentiated learning groups, and incorporation of technology. She is aware of how students perceive and internalize the world around them and is determined to create experiences and environments that capitalize on their diverse ways of learning. Additionally, Ms. Bockin is very compassionate toward her students and does a wonderful job in building their character development. Thus, she has tactically provided hands-on activities and team building initiatives for her students to be engaged and excited about learning. On a weekly basis, Ms. Bockin’s success has been predicated upon extensive preparation and planning for an authentic experience. She continues to acknowledge how rewarding effective planning can be and the importance of collaborating with colleagues to replicate more victories in the classroom. Indeed, Ms. Bockin is a faith-filled teacher who builds a classroom environment centered on God and exemplifies our school mission. Her attitude and actions are impressive and result in dynamic support for teaching and learning that occurs in our school building on a daily basis. In addition to Ms. Bockin's professional understandings and attributes, she possesses the personal qualities that distinguish her. She is honest, straightforward, dependable, and resourceful. She is highly regarded by her peers and the school leadership team for her character and calm, thoughtful, and personable demeanor. It is without reservation that I nominate Ms. Katelyn Bockin for this esteemed acknowledgement for ADW’s Teacher of the Week!
Dr. Mimi and Dr. Convey traveled to Rome in November 2015 to attend the first World Congress for Catholic Education. They were joined by several graduates of the doctoral program in Catholic Leadership & Policy Studies (CELPS).
The current Chair of the Department of Education, Dr. John Convey, wrote an article for The Journal of Catholic Education entitled: Motivation and Job Satisfaction of Catholic School Teachers
Dr. Mimi was visited by a graduate of our Teacher Education program (1993) and our MA in Administration program (1997). Marilu Salvador is currently working in the Ministry of Education for the Republic of Panama. Marilu was in DC for Homecoming Weekend and a professional conference.