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School News 2019-2020

A Rock Star

CindyMenzel2019EducatoroftheYearCindy Menzel, St. Mary's 5th grade teacher is named "Metro Educator of the Year, Elementary" by the Archdiocese of Omaha. She will be honored September 12th at the 2019 Archbishop's Dinner for Education.
Her daughter Hannah expressed what so many others feel. "A little piece on my mama. She’s probably the most humble woman I’ve ever met. She never toots 🎺her own horn, and she wears so many 🎩  hats to help our dear sweet Catholic school be so successful! Mom, YOU ROCK!!!

No wonder we love our school.

- From the Archdiocese of Omaha (see below)

2019 Elementary Educators of the Year – Archdiocese of Omaha

Each year, the Archbishop’s Dinner for Education honors eight outstanding educators for their contributions to Catholic education. The 2019 Dinner for Education will be held September 12 at Embassy Suites in La Vista. Leading up to the event, we’ll highlight this year’s honorees on the blog. Read on to learn about our Elementary Educators of the Year.

Metro Educator of the Year – Elementary: Cindy Menzel, St. Mary’s School (Bellevue, Nebraska)

Fifth-grade teacher Cindy Menzel just completed her twelfth year at St. Mary Catholic School in Bellevue, and she has had an impact on nearly every aspect of the school and parish. “She works daily to live her faith and bring her students in closer relationship with Jesus. She does this out of love of the Lord and in service to others,” said principal Patricia Wallinger.

Cindy has been instrumental in the school improvement process helping to increase the use of technology as well as the AdvancEd accreditation process. Her knowledge of students, curriculum and data collection have led to a stronger math curriculum.

“I am hopeful that my efforts in guiding students to find their own gifts, and to see the gifts in others, will have a lasting impact,” said Cindy. “Perhaps most of all, I pray that my love of Christ and willingness to encourage students to recognize His great love for each of us will remain with them longer after they have passed through my doors.”

St Mary's Information

St. Mary's Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade School of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our mission is to provide a Catholic education that nurtures students' hearts and minds to become servant leaders in an ever-changing world.

Our philosophy of education is to offer a five-day program to assist families in teaching those truths, skills, and ideals, which are necessary for Christian living. We believe that education must develop the faculties and abilities of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. To help achieve this, our faculty and staff are an integral part of the formation of Christian community and dedicate themselves to the task of developing Christian citizens.



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