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Saint Joseph - Hessen Cassel

Fort Wayne, Indiana


Light of Learning

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The Light of Learning Award is bestowed upon one teacher in each of the Catholic schools in our diocese to recognize teaching excellence. The recipient gets a certificate, is recognized at the You Can Lend a Hand Luncheon during Catholic Schools Week, and has their name etched forever on the list of past winners.
Teachers are nominated by the school community based on the following criteria:

  1. Has taught at a diocesan school for two years, is licensed, and is full-time.
  2. Catholic model- Acts in a Christlike manner, follows the example of Christ and lives according to what the Church teaches.
  3. Student motivation- Does the teacher motivate students?
  4. Involvement in extracurricular activities at the school.
  5. Is the teacher knowledgeable of the subjects he/she teaches?  Does he/she keep up with current information in the area of study?
  6. Ability to relate- Does the teacher relate well to students? Do the students respect the teacher? Does the teacher manage the classroom well?


Congratulations to this year’s winner:
Mr. Brett Rupright!


Past Light of Learning award winners:

2016    Mrs. Emily Nichter!
2015    Mrs. Judy Prince
2014    Mrs. Angela Whitman
2013    Mr. Brett Rupright