Archdiocese Inaugurates Awards for Principals
Administrators of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati surprised principles at its annual Principals Meeting with new awards for distinguihsed service last month. Ten principals (one each for elementary and high schools) and one Catholic Schools staff member received the six awards.
“We plan on making these an annual event,” says Superintendent Dr. Jim Rigg. “In prior years, we have recognized retiring principals at a separate luncheon. This year, we incorporated the awards into the final meeting, with a nicer, extended lunch, and added the special awards. “
About 130 people were there for the inaugural awards. Dr. Rigg chose the recipients from principals nominated by the Catholic Schools Office, each of whom received a plaque. The honorees are:
St. Peter the Rock Award: Cathy Bever (Director of Certification, Catholic Schools Office) for a staff member consistently going “above and beyond” in service.
Since his tenure as Superintendent began more than a year ago, Dr. Rigg has helped lead “Lighting the Way,” an Archdiocese-wide study of Catholic education that will lead to a unified vision for the system. Awarding excellence in principals is one step in strengthening the Archdiocese’s commitment to Catholic education.
Photo courtesy Elder High School.