Victoria Garcia 
(973) 497-4189
For Release 
May 3, 1999 

Outstanding Teachers Recognized by Archdiocese

The Archdiocese of Newark will honor 66 teachers from throughout Essex, Hudson, Union and Bergen Counties at its Eighth Annual Teacher Recognition Dinner at 7:30 p.m.   Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel, East Rutherford. 

Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick will present certificates of honor, a crystal apple, and a monetary award to each teacher. Teachers are nominated by their peers on the local level for outstanding dedication and service. An Archdiocesan Committee then selects the dinner's honorees. 

Deputy Superintendent of Schools and the Chair of the Teacher Recognition Program, Sister Patricia Butler, S.C., said the event is a highpoint in the career of the Catholic educators. "It affords the Archdiocese the opportunity to show its appreciation for their dedication and effort." 

"In honoring these teachers we honor all the teachers of the Archdiocese who replicate their fine work in educating Catholic school children," Sr. Butler added. 

The awards are made possible by the Catholic Education Endowment Board of the Archdiocesan "Continue the Mission Campaign," which has provided the awards since 1992. More than 400 teachers have been recognized over the past eight years. 

1999 Teacher Recognition Dinner Honorees

 Bergen County
Mrs. Teresa Becker Saint Joseph School, Bogota
Mrs. Mary McCall  St. Therese School, Cresskill
Sister Catherine Green, SSND  Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest
Mrs. Maureen Pointon  St. Joseph-Sacred Heart School, Demarest
Ms. Carol Ann Pascucci St. Leo School, Elmwood Park
Mrs. Marie Carrather Assumption Academy, Emerson
 Sister Claire Lesher, SSJ Most Blessed Sacrament School, Franklin Lakes
Ms. Kathleen Schimpf  Garfield Catholic Academy, Garfield
Mrs. Leonora Mickey St. Catherine School, Glen Rock
 Mrs. Marilyn Canal St. Francis School, Hackensack
 Mrs. Marilyn Butkowsky St. Michael Archangel School, Lyndhurst
Mrs. Suzanne Stapinski Sacred Heart School, Lyndhurs
 Mr. Frank DeVito St. Joseph Regional High School, Montvale
 Mrs. Patricia Cordero Queen of Peace Elementary School, N. Arlington
Ms. Kathleen Kiszka Queen of Peace High School, N. Arlington
Ms. Barbara Blom Holy Family Interparochial School, Norwood
Mr. Charles Flynn Bergen Catholic High School, Oradell
Mr. Daniel Dawson Paramus Catholic High School, Paramus
Mrs. Beatrice Mondare Immaculate Heart Academy, Washington Township
Mrs. Erin Noll Assumption School, Wood Ridge 

 Essex County
Mrs. Patricia Martinez St. Peter School, Belleville
Ms. Catherine Corrigan Sacred Heart School, Bloomfield
Ms. Jean Hopkins  St. Thomas the Apostle School, Bloomfield
Mrs. Deborah Berk St. Catherine of Siena School, Cedar Grove
Mrs. Marta Mercado Sacred Heart of Jesus School, Irvington
Mrs. Christine Throne St. Paul the Apostle School, Irvington
Mrs. Beth Colasuonno Aquinas Academy, Livingston
Mrs. Maria Ilaria Immaculate Conception High School, Montclair
Ms. Charlotte Phelps  Sacred Heart School, Newark
 Ms. Leda Reeves  St. Vincent Academy, Newark
Sister Patricia Bray, SC Saint John School, Orange
Mrs. Madelaine Conlan Pierson Our Lady of Sorrows School, South Orange
Mrs. Alfreda Fromfield St. Cassian School, Upper Montclair
Mrs. Sharon Harrison  Our Lady of the Lake School, Verona
 Mrs. Jacquelyn Cassidy Our Lady of Lourdes School, West Orange
Dr. Joseph Kane Seton Hall Preparatory School, West Orange
Ms. Marilyn Manley St. Joseph School, West Orange

 Hudson County
Mrs. Kathleen Bender St. Andrew School, Bayonne
Mrs. Mary Anne Brauner St. Vincent de Paul School, Bayonne 
 Sister Eileen Lynch, SSJ Holy Family Academy, Bayonne 
Ms. Catherine Puszcz Marist High School, Bayonne 
Mr. John Byrnes St. Aloysius High School, Jersey City 
Mrs. Lolita Cruz  St. Patrick School, Jersey City 
Mr. Roosevelt Graham, Jr. Sacred Heart School, Jersey City 
Mrs. Cynthia Kenny St. Nicholas School, Jersey City 
Mrs. Purification LaPutt St. Aloysius Elementary School, Jersey City 
Sister Margaret McGaffnSey, SND Academy of St. Aloysius, Jersey City 
Mrs. Rose Perry Hudson Catholic High School, Jersey City
Mrs. Thelma Sendin  Saint Mary Elementary School, Jersey City 
Sister John Mary Tierney, SC St. Mary High School, Jersey City 
Mrs. Eileen Western St Paul of the Cross School, Jersey City 
 Sister Roseann Velas, OSF  St. John Nepomucene School, North Bergen 
 Mrs. Maria Chi  Our Lady of Libera School, West New York

Union County
Ms. Jane Kiernan St. John the Apostle School, Clark 
Mrs. Katherine Migliore  St. Agnes School, Clark 
Mr. John Uriarte   Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark 
Mrs. Kathleen Douglass St. Michael School, Cranford
Sister Maria Gruszka, LSIC St. Hedwig School, Elizabeth 
Mrs. Mary Carolyn Jankowski St. Patrick High School, Elizabeth 
Sister Beverly Policastro, SC St. Anthony School, Elizabeth
Mrs. Carole Quinn St. Genevieve School, Elizabeth 
Mr. Joseph Bauer  Roselle Catholic High School, Roselle 
Mrs. Ann Orlando  St. Joseph the Carpenter School, Roselle 
Mrs. Myrna McManus  Union Catholic Regional High School, Scotch Plains 
Sister Ann Olive, SC St. Rose of Lima School, Short Hills
Sister Lillian Sharrock, SC St. Augustine School, Union City 

 
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