NCEA Congratulates The 2019 Honorees Of The Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards

Twenty-seven exceptional leaders in Catholic education to be honored at the NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo in Chicago.

Arlington, VA – The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) joyfully announces 27 recipients of the 2019 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards. A mix of Catholic school teachers, principals, administrators and organizations are this year’s awardees. This award highlights the essential role these leaders play in their communities, serving as devoted witnesses to the Catholic faith and recognizes their outstanding efforts, contributions and achievements on behalf of Catholic school education.

"Our award recipients embody the model of bearing witness to Christ every day in Catholic school communities across the country," said NCEA President/CEO Dr. Thomas W. Burnford. "Their dedication and passion for Catholic education and faith formation serves as inspiration for everyone they come in contact with."

This year, NCEA will recognize the honorees of the 2019 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards at a special reception and dinner on April 23, 2019, at the Marriott Marquis, Chicago.

The complete list of the 2019 award recipients is available online.

NCEA’s Convention & Expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the world. The annual convention draws thousands of members and participants from Catholic school communities including elementary and secondary school teachers and principals, religious education programs as well as diocesan offices, church pastors, superintendents and school board members. The convention is a forum to exchange ideas, hear about current research and data related to Catholic education and learn about new technology and resources.

This year, the NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo will be hosted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, April 23 - 25 at McCormick Place West.


In service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, NCEA strengthens Catholic school communities by providing professional development, formation, leadership and advocacy.