Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards

Recognize Outstanding Catholic School Educators

NCEA has a longstanding tradition of honoring and recognizing excellence and distinguished service in Catholic school education. We are happy to announce the second annual Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards that recognize the outstanding efforts, contributions, and achievements on behalf of Catholic school education.  
The Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards will be presented at the NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo (NCEA 2017) in St. Louis, Missouri at a special awards dinner on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  Awardees will receive complimentary registration to NCEA 2017.
Individuals, including pastors, superintendents, assistant or associate superintendents, presidents, principals, teachers and/or Catholic institutions, organizations and teams that are active, or affiliated with, members of NCEA. Additionally, all nominees must have worked in their current role for at least five years. In the case of institutions, organizations and teams, these shall have been in existence for at least five years as above.






  • Exercises responsible decision-making
  • Realizes and implements the school’s mission and vision
  • Works collaboratively toward continuous school improvement
  • Actively models service to others within the community
  • Demonstrates faithful stewardship of resources
  • Engages in responsible financial planning in collaboration with others
  • Utilizes outside resources as appropriate to their position to promote operational vitality
  • Contributes to long-term planning for continuous improvement to realize the mission of Catholic education
  • Supports rigorous academic program that integrates the faith across subject areas
  • Collaborates to achieve continuous improvement of instructional practice
  • Creatively engages and motivates others to meet the needs of all students
  • Demonstrates commitment to personal improvement through professional development and ongoing faith formation
  • Guides students in 21st-century skills, including technology integration
  • Supports the development of student and family life
  • Embraces Catholic Identity
  • Demonstrates Gospel values
  • Adheres to school mission
  • Contributes to student and/or adult faith formation
  • Participates in liturgical and communal prayer and service
  • Promotes the school mission and vision thorough meaningful communication, marketing and development

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