The Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Office announced this week that East Boston Central Catholic School (EBCCS) preschool teacher, Kathy Carbine, will be honored as a 2018 Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award recipient.
Carbine was nominated for the award by administrators, staff, pastors, parents and students from the EBCCS community. The Excellence in Education Award Selection Committee then reviewed over 100 nominations and after an exhaustive process chose Carbine as one of ten finalists that will be honored at a luncheon in May hosted by Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Kathy Mears.
“East Boston Central Catholic School is very excited to announce that Kathy Carbine has been selected to receive the Archdiocese of Boston: Excellence in Education Award supported by the Catholic Schools Foundation,” said EBCCS Principal Robert Casaletto. “Kathy’s commitment to her students, her faith, her family, and our school are not only what made her an excellent candidate for the award but a deserving recipient as well. We are truly blessed to have her as part of the faculty at EBCCS.”
Along with her duties as a classroom teacher, Carbine has taken on many other challenges at EBCCS. She is the Level Chairperson for grades Prek-3. Carbine is also a member of the Administrative Council who determines the policies and procedures at the school. She also serves in a leadership role with the Lynch Early Education Program.
She is a devoted member of the Saint John’s Parish in Winthrop where she attends Mass weekly and occasionally serves as a Eucharistic Minister.
As part of the award Carbine will also receive $1,500 check at the May luncheon.
“This year’s award winners represent extraordinary teachers who go above and beyond every day to educate our students,” said Mears. “They are committed to developing saints and scholars. These awards shine a bright light on the incredible work happening in our schools. On behalf of the Catholic Schools Office and the Catholic Schools Foundation, we applaud the recipients for their initiative, innovation and commitment.”
Each candidate was scored based on the criteria below:
· Inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn;
· Models how to live a faith-filled life;
· Demonstrates strong leadership qualities;
· Promotes academic excellence;
· Committed to both the students and the school.
“Teachers are at the heart of Catholic education and CSF is honored to help support the Excellence Awards and recognize a few of these amazing women and men,” said Mike Reardon, Executive Director of the Catholic Schools Foundation. “We are grateful to share in the work that they do each day in classrooms across the Archdiocese.”