Education awards presented to teachers

Record Staff Report

Forty-five teachers in the Archdiocese of Louisville who celebrated milestone years of service in 2017 received a St. Katharine Drexel Award earlier this month.

The new privately-sponsored fund honors Catholic elementary school teachers in the archdiocese. The St. Katharine Drexel Award, accompanied by $1,000, was presented to teachers from 22 schools marking 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service.

The fund was established by a husband and wife who are parishioners of an Archdiocese of Louisville parish. They wish to remain anonymous.

The couple said they created the award honoring teachers “to show our appreciation and gratitude for their dedication, commitment and sacrifice to Catholic education.”

“We were inspired by the Catholic Education Foundation, which helps needy children attend Catholic schools. We wanted to help the teachers,” a statement from the couple said.

The public is invited to contribute to the fund and may do so by visiting

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