Golden Apple Foundation President and CEO Elaine M. Schuster To Receive 2001 C. Albert Koob Merit Award

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Golden Apple Foundation

    CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden Apple Foundation President and
 CEO Elaine M. Schuster, PhD, has been selected as the recipient of the
 2001 C. C. Albert Koob Merit Award from the National Catholic Educational
 Association (NCEA).  The NCEA will honor Dr. Schuster as an outstanding
 contributor to the mission of Catholic education during the association's
 annual convention in Milwaukee.  The award is named in recognition of a former
 NCEA president.
     "I am most honored to be recognized for my 10 years as superintendent of
 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago.  I'd like to think I
 contributed to the quality education of thousands of young people," said Dr.
 Schuster upon learning she had been selected to receive the prestigious award.
     Prior to joining the Golden Apple Foundation in January, 2001, she served
 a 10-year term as superintendent of schools of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the
 largest non-public school system in the United States.  Dr. Elaine Schuster
 has served the schools well during a difficult period of fiscal strain and
 consolidation.  Her accomplishments include school planning, development and
 construction, technology implementation, building bridges between Catholic and
 public school leaders, helping persuade the Illinois legislature to offer tax
 credits for educational expenses.
     Two additional national awards will be presented at the NCEA Convention to
 outstanding leaders in Catholic education.  The Most Rev. Eugene J. Gerber,
 D.D., of Wichita, KS, will receive the 2001 John F. Meyers Award for his work
 to eliminate tuition from all 36 diocesan elementary and secondary schools in
 Wichita.  Sr. Theresa Kelly, FMA, Principal of Pope John Paul II School in
 Paterson, NJ, will be honored with the 2001 Catherine T. McNamee, CSJ, Award.
 The school she oversees is a success despite serving a community of extreme
 poverty level.
     The Golden Apple Foundation was founded in 1985 to promote excellence in
 classroom teaching.  The Foundation sponsors the annual Golden Apple Awards
 for teachers, the statewide Golden Apple Scholars teacher recruitment program,
 the Golden Apple Teacher Education (GATE) program, and various workshops and
 programs.
 
 

SOURCE Golden Apple Foundation
    CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Golden Apple Foundation President and
 CEO Elaine M. Schuster, PhD, has been selected as the recipient of the
 2001 C. C. Albert Koob Merit Award from the National Catholic Educational
 Association (NCEA).  The NCEA will honor Dr. Schuster as an outstanding
 contributor to the mission of Catholic education during the association's
 annual convention in Milwaukee.  The award is named in recognition of a former
 NCEA president.
     "I am most honored to be recognized for my 10 years as superintendent of
 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Chicago.  I'd like to think I
 contributed to the quality education of thousands of young people," said Dr.
 Schuster upon learning she had been selected to receive the prestigious award.
     Prior to joining the Golden Apple Foundation in January, 2001, she served
 a 10-year term as superintendent of schools of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the
 largest non-public school system in the United States.  Dr. Elaine Schuster
 has served the schools well during a difficult period of fiscal strain and
 consolidation.  Her accomplishments include school planning, development and
 construction, technology implementation, building bridges between Catholic and
 public school leaders, helping persuade the Illinois legislature to offer tax
 credits for educational expenses.
     Two additional national awards will be presented at the NCEA Convention to
 outstanding leaders in Catholic education.  The Most Rev. Eugene J. Gerber,
 D.D., of Wichita, KS, will receive the 2001 John F. Meyers Award for his work
 to eliminate tuition from all 36 diocesan elementary and secondary schools in
 Wichita.  Sr. Theresa Kelly, FMA, Principal of Pope John Paul II School in
 Paterson, NJ, will be honored with the 2001 Catherine T. McNamee, CSJ, Award.
 The school she oversees is a success despite serving a community of extreme
 poverty level.
     The Golden Apple Foundation was founded in 1985 to promote excellence in
 classroom teaching.  The Foundation sponsors the annual Golden Apple Awards
 for teachers, the statewide Golden Apple Scholars teacher recruitment program,
 the Golden Apple Teacher Education (GATE) program, and various workshops and
 programs.
 
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