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NDP Teacher Wins National Award

Click here to read an article that appeared in The Baltimore Sun/Towson Times

Mrs. Mary Agnes Sheridan, NDP’s Middle Level STEAM coordinator and mathematics teacher, has been selected as a recipient of a  most prestigious, national honor—the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA)’s “Lead. Learn. Proclaim.” Award!  Mrs. Sheridan was one of 42 teachers selected from more than 150,000 Catholic elementary and secondary school educators nationwide for this prestigious award.  James Pavlacka, director of Leadership Development at the NCEA remarked, “The excellence that these teachers display is an inspiration to all of us who work in Catholic education.”  Mrs. Sheridan will receive this award at the NCEA 2017 Convention in St. Louis in April, 2017. 

The “Lead. Learn. Proclaim.” Award honors educators who demonstrate a strong Catholic educational philosophy as well as exceptional ability, skills, and results. Mrs. Sheridan’s love for her students, her commitment to excellence, her visionary leadership, and her deep Catholic faith make her a tangible expression of the NCEA's Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award. As one of her colleagues expressed, “Mary Agnes embraces and proclaims the school mission to ‘educate and empower girls to become women who transform the world.’ She strives to answer God’s call ‘…to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God’ in all that she does.”

We are grateful to Mrs. Sheridan for living out her teaching vocation at NDP.  The integration of her outstanding leadership, her passion for teaching and learning, her ability to inspire her students and colleagues, and her daily witness to her Catholic faith makes her an outstanding teacher, exemplary role model, and wonderful community member.  “Mrs. Sheridan truly has an infectious love of mathematics as well as a graceful approach with her students,” wrote an NDP parent. Another parent described Mrs. Sheridan’s commitment to her students in the following words: "Mrs. Sheridan is really an angel in disguise. If there is such a thing as a Math Angel that would describe [her] very well."

We are proud of Mrs. Sheridan and thank the NCEA for their recognition of her. She is a treasure to us and to Catholic education. As one of our sixth graders wrote, “I feel safe in speaking for all students when I say that we at Notre Dame Preparatory School are lucky and blessed to have Mrs. Sheridan in our lives.” 

NDP Student Artwork Shown at Walters

"My Openness to Experience," ​a drawing by Julia Marine '20, is on exhibit at the Walters Art Museum as part of the Maryland Art Education Association exhibit. Julia is NDP's 2016 Gateway Talent in the Visual Arts scholarship recipient.