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May 18, 2011

DAYTON DEANERY — Educators from Catholic schools in the Miami Valley were honored at the 22nd annual Teacher Recognition Banquet at the Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering May 3. Sister of Charity Carol Bauer served as mistress of ceremonies and Bishop-elect Joseph R. Binzer delivered the invocation.


The event was highlighted by awards to 135 teachers who have achieved milestone years in their commitment and service to the Miami Valley’s Catholic schools. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr delivered the keynote address and, with the assistance of Jim Rigg, archdiocesan superintendent of Catholic Schools, presented 10 teachers with special awards for 40 or more years of service.


Those honored were: John Saurine, 52 years, Carroll High School, Dayton; Joe Sens, 45 years, Carroll High School; Fran Moore, 44 years, St. Charles Borromeo School, Kettering; Fran Bruns and Linnea Flach, 40 years, St. Luke School, Beavercreek; Karen Fout, 40 years, Bishop Fenwick High School, Middletown; Sister of Charity Mary Alice Haithcoat, 40 years, Piqua Catholic School, Piqua; Patrice Harty, 40 years, Bishop Fenwick High School; Barbara Maloney, 40 years, Mother Brunner School, Dayton; and Dennis Papesh, 40 years, Holy Angels School, Dayton.


Twenty-one teachers were also honored as recipients of Innovative Teaching Grants and had their projects displayed in the lobby of the banquet hall. Cincinnati area Catholic School teachers were recognized at a similar event March 31.

CT photos by Jeff Unroe


John Saurine, a 52-year veteran of Catholic education, gives a short speech and offers a toast to all teachers. Fran Moore, who teaches at St. Charles Borromeo School in Kettering, is applauded by  colleagues for her 44 years as a Catholic educator.
Archdiocesan superintendent of Catholic schools Jim Rigg and Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr congratulate Joe Sens, right, current principal of Carroll High School, for his 45 years of service. Bishop-elect Joseph Binzer gives the invocation during the banquet.
Sherry Reineke, Susie Weitzel and Judie Braun, teachers at Immaculate Conception School in Celina, look over the displays before the banquet.  


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