National Catholic Educational Association to Award 41 Recipients the 2017 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards

Individuals, leaders, teachers and organizations in Catholic school education will be honored at the NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo in St. Louis, Missouri.

Arlington, VA — The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) announces 41 honorees of the 2017 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards, which highlight the outstanding work of Catholic school educators in communities nationwide. Catholic school leaders, teachers, principals and presidents, pastors, diocesan superintendents, school boards and home school associations are among the cast of exceptional awardees entrusted with the faith formation in our communities of Catholic school education.

“Catholic schools are great because of the people who work in them and for them — the teachers, principals, pastors, staff and leaders. ” said Dr. Thomas Burnford, NCEA President/CEO. “It gives us great joy to recognize these 41 awardees as shining examples of faithfulness and professional excellence.”

NCEA will recognize the honorees of the 2017 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards at the NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo at an awards dinner that will take place on Tuesday, April 19.

View the complete list of all award recipients.

NCEA’s 2017 Convention and Expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation. The annual convention draws more than 6,000 – 8,000 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, school boards. 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 2017 Convention & Expo will be hosted by the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Missouri, April 18 – 20 at the America’s Center Convention Complex. For more information, visit


Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is a professional membership organization that assists its members to fulfill their teaching mission of the Church and to lead, learn and proclaim the good news of Catholic school education.