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Two CCHS Faculty Nominated for Excellence in Education Award

Two CCHS Faculty Nominated for Excellence in Education Award

CCHS faculty members Ashleigh Brown '00, English Department, and James O’Neill, Religious Studies Department are both finalists for the Archdiocese of Boston’s Excellence in Education Award.

Mrs. Brown has been teaching at CCHS for 15 years, and Mr. O’Neill is entering his 41st year of teaching at Central Catholic. Both were nominated for the award by fellow teachers.

According to the Archdiocese of Boston, the Excellence in Education Award honors elementary and secondary school teachers’ commitment to developing saints and scholars in the Catholic schools in the Boston Archdiocese. The teachers nominated continue to demonstrate strong leadership qualities, model a faith-filled life, promote academic excellence and are committed to their students and school. Every day, they inspire students from all backgrounds and abilities to learn and they actively collaborate with their peers, students, and families to create a welcoming environment and culture of success.

Mrs. Brown and Mr. O’Neill will be interviewed by the Archdiocese of Boston in April and will learn if they will be named award winners soon.

Congratulations to Mrs. Brown and Mr. O'Neill on being nominated for such a distinguished award! Good luck!

Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.