ANet 2019 'Teacher of the Year Award' is Presented to Sacred Heart School Teacher Caitlin O'Leary

Boston's First and Only Catholic STREAM School Celebrates 7th and 8th Grade Teacher Caitlin O'Leary on Winning ANet's Annual Award for Exceeding Roles and Responsibilities
By: Sacred Heart School
 
 
Caitlin O'Leary holds up her award from ANet
Caitlin O'Leary holds up her award from ANet
BOSTON - June 20, 2019 - PRLog -- Sacred Heart School, the first Catholic Elementary STREAM School of its kind, is proud to announce Caitlin O'Leary is the recipient of Achievement Network (ANet) 2019 'Teacher of the Year Award' recognizing and acknowledging her continuous hard work and strong role in supporting equitable instruction for all students at Sacred Heart School located in Roslindale, Massachusetts.

According to her nomination from Assistant Head of Campus, Kate Cody: Caitlin O'Leary, 7th and 8th grade Social Studies and English Language Arts teacher, is known to be a thoughtful teacher who plans lessons to reach all scholars. This year, she worked tirelessly to ensure equity for scholars by driving the grades 5 through 8 Professional Learning Community (PLC) by examining scholar work, finding trends within the work regarding learning of the standards, and then planning from the trends. Not only has Caitlin O'Leary succeeded in applying her teaching skills to enhance the educational lives of students, she also mentored a first-year teacher in using scholar work to drive her instruction and influenced the overall education at Sacred Heart through the strategies she learned from working with ANet.

"Caitlin is a perfect example of the principles and values we instill into our students here at Sacred Heart," said Principal Monica Haldiman. "She's a role model to our children as well as the younger teachers on our staff, and her leadership skills are second to none. It's a proud moment for us to see an organization like ANet acknowledge her for her tireless work ethic and ongoing commitment to our school and the education process."

ANet's Teacher of the Year award is given to a teacher who has demonstrated a focus on excellence, used in standards and data to increase student achievement, and been a change agent in their school for educational equity. Caitlin O'Leary was one of thirty-five teachers across New England who were nominated for this award.

"Caitlin embodies the spirit and purpose of our teacher of the year award, and meets all of the key criteria we look at when making the tough decision to choose just one winner," said ANet Director of School Support, Erin Gilbert, who has worked alongside Sacred Heart leaders for the past two years. "It's evident to us the impact she has had at Sacred Heart in her ability to enhance the learning environment for all her students, while taking a leadership role in planning throughout the school year."

ANet is a nonprofit that partners with school and system leaders to support equitable instruction - teaching that is grounded in standards, shaped by data, and built upon the practices of educators. Founded as a collaborative improvement effort among seven schools in 2005, ANet is dedicated to educational equity for all students.

A key element of ANet's work to increase educational equity is an awareness that inequities persist along the lines of race, culture, socio-economics, and privilege. ANet aims to take actions grounded in this awareness to deepen partnerships with schools due to a deep belief that every student deserves opportunity in life. ANet has a long tradition of supporting schools in increasing educational equity in New England, where they currently work with the Archdiocese of Boston Schools as well as over 100 partner schools, including Lawrence Public Schools, Waltham Public Schools, and Fall River Public Schools. Nationwide, ANet works alongside nearly 900 school partners and more than 100 district and public charter partners across the country.

About Sacred Heart School:

Sacred Heart School, founded by Sacred Heart Parish in 1916 serves the children of the community by providing an academically rigorous education anchored by the evangelizing mission of the Church and committed to the principles of learning, service, and piety. The vision for Sacred Heart School has expanded to meet the needs of today's scholars and families and offers an early Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics (STREAM) based education program for 2.9 to four year olds in addition to a more challenging and rigorous scholar directed STREAM curriculum in grades K - 8.

Sacred Heart Catholic School has set high standards for individual scholar academic growth and achievement. Sacred Heart continues to outscore most Catholic and indpendent schools  scoring in the top three in scholar academic growth across all of the Archdioceses. We DREAM Big. For more information, please visit www.sacredheart-boston.org.

About ANet:

ANet is a nonprofit that partners with school and system leaders to support equitable instruction – teaching that is grounded in standards, shaped by data, and built upon the practices of educators. Founded as a collaborative improvement effort among seven schools in 2005, ANet is dedicated to educational equality for all students.

A key element of ANet's work to increase educational equity is our awareness that inequities persist along the lines of race, culture, socio-economics, and privilege. ANet aims to take actions grounded in this awareness to deepen our partnerships with schools because we believe every student deserves opportunity in life. ANet has a long tradition of supporting schools in increasing educational equity in New England, where we currently work with Archdiocese of Boston Schools as well as over 100 partner schools, including Lawrence Public Schools, Waltham Public Schools, Fall River Public Schools, and many others. Nationwide, ANet works alongside nearly 900 school partners and more than 100 district and CMO partners across the country.

Since ANet began partnering with schools, we have learned that side-by-side work with system and school leaders is critical to providing strong, coherent support for teachers. For additional information about ANet, please visit www.achievementnetwork.org.

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