“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any EXCELLENCE, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things (Philippians 4:8).”
At Catholic schools, we don’t just think about excellence — we insist on it in every school and in every classroom. We do not always spend the most money on extra materials in our schools, but we do get the best results, due in large part to the hard work and commitment of our Catholic school teachers. Teaching in a Catholic school is a vocation, and that’s why our teachers are special.
The No. 1 request the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) continues to get from schools is for increased teacher support, training and investment. If we are to continue improving our schools, we must ensure that our educators are the very best they can be, and so we are delighted to serve teachers in their quest for excellence.
Sponsoring a variety of teacher academies on various topics in 2017, CSCOE is inviting teachers to receive professional development, learn more about CSCOE and connect with other teachers in the archdiocese. Our goal is to reach 1,500 teacher academy participants by the end of the year!
Attracting, retaining and awarding the most talented teachers is a crucial aspect of building a culture of excellence, and it has been a long-standing tradition in Catholic education. It continues to be one of CSCOE’s main focus areas as we strive to give students the environment and guidance they need to succeed professionally, personally and spiritually.