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2023 SND National Network Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the 2023 SND National Network Award Recipients!

NSNO’s National Network Awards Program is designed to formally recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of employees, volunteers and/or students in the SND Network.

More information on the awards can be found here.

Transformative Leadership Award

Recognizes individuals who are catalysts for growth; inspire hearts; and transform lives of those with whom they minister.

Jim Deputy, Principal, Clearwater Central Catholic High School, Clearwater, FL

David Gross, Administrative Director for Education and Research and Director of Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center, St. Claire HealthCare, Morehead, KY

Jayden Julian, Human Resources Coordinator, St. Charles Community, Covington, KY

Dick Williams, Director of Finance and Human Resources, Notre Dame Academy Schools, Los Angeles, CA

Gospel Witness Award

Recognizes those who reflect and nurture the Notre Dame charism, spirit and mission within their professional communities and among all they minister.

Sr. Mary Luann Bender,Mission and Ministry Coordinator, St. Charles Community, Covington, KY

Sue May, 4th/5th Grade Teacher-Minister, St. John’s School, Delphos, OH

Kara Passow, Director of Faith Formation St. Mary School, Chardon, OH

Shellie Wilburn-Smith, Behavioral Health Unit Program Director, St. Claire HealthCare, Morehead, KY

Father Bernard Overberg “Teacher of Teachers” Award

Recognizes educators that demonstrate exceptional, inspirational impact on the formation and professional learning of teachers.

Jenny Chirico, Middle School Teacher, Lial Catholic School, Whitehouse, OH

Stan Hirsch, Math Teacher, La Reina High School & Middle School, Thousand Oaks, CA

Trish Sanders, Visual and Performing Arts Teacher, Notre Dame Academy, Toledo, OH

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