Contact: Breanne Logue
For Immediate Release: April 17, 2020
Saint Ambrose School Technology Director, Mrs. Amy Morgan
Receives Award from the National Catholic Educational Association!
Technology Director, Mrs. Amy Morgan, of Saint Ambrose Catholic School in Brunswick Ohio, has been named a 2020 recipient of the Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).
Mrs. Amy Morgan, Technology Director at Saint Ambrose School, was scheduled to be recognized this week at the National Catholic Educational Association Conference in Baltimore for her dedication and work in Catholic education at Saint Ambrose School. She is being recognized by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) as a recipient of the 2020 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award. This high honor is presented to a select few recipients across the nation in recognition of their outstanding contributions to Catholic education. Congratulations Mrs. Amy Morgan as a recipient of the 2020 NCEA Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award!
The mission of the NCEA is “In service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, NCEA strengthens Catholic school communities by providing professional development, formation, leadership and advocacy.“ –https://www.ncea.org/
The Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award is presented annually to a select few individuals, school or program that have furthered the mission of Catholic education. Amy Morgan would be recognized nationally among her peers across the nation at the annual NCEA Conference in Baltimore this week, which will now take place virtually due to the pandemic.
Since Amy Morgan’s arrival at Saint Ambrose School in 2009, she has dedicated tremendous efforts in Catholic education including as a Second Grade teacher, and presently serving as our Director of Technology which includes 21st Century teaching methods integrated with STEAM cross-curricular pedagogy and technology She was instrumental in our application for STEM and STEAM designations and furthering our progressive computer science access and programming for our students as well as working with our educational partners. In addition, she leads the school’s FIRST™ LEGO™ League teams as well as the Broadcast team, is the College Credit Plus mentor and more. She has been an integral part of our students’ distance learning platform success over the past 4 weeks. This collaboration with our administration and faculty allows our students to continue to have access to high-quality remote learning that goes above and beyond the basics. Amy Morgan is also working with other Catholic Diocese of Cleveland schools to help other schools provide distance learning effectively to their students.
Saint Ambrose School, including Littlest Angels Preschool also has a STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math) identity that guides their work and deepens contexts by which the school engages all partners and stakeholders: “Saint Ambrose School educators and students are innovative leaders using their faith, skills, talents and knowledge to solve humanitarian and technological issues affecting our world.” Mrs. Morgan is an integral part of social justice/outreach efforts through Saint Ambrose Parish and Saint Ambrose School. She works closely with Saint Ambrose Parish Pastor, Father Bob Stec, and the “Warmth Project” team that provides coats and gloves to those in need in the Cleveland area. She also has been instrumental in leading her colleagues through various social justice initiatives throughout the school and taking students to help serve and celebrate a “first Thanksgiving” for students at a Cleveland inner city school.
“It is truly thrilling and inspiring to work with Mrs. Morgan. She is the type of teacher who continually learns and hones her craft for the very best for our students, school family and broader communities. Mrs. Morgan exemplifies our growth mindset model: At Saint Ambrose School, we R.E.A.C.H. We are Resilient, Empowered, Accurate, Creative, Harmonious as she strives to provide everything every day for every student and staff member. We are so blessed to have her as a part of our faculty and family.”- Mrs. Lisa Cinadr, Principal, Saint Ambrose School.
“It has been a blessing to work with Mrs. Morgan. In addition to her work with students, she has been instrumental in working with our Partners in Education, to expand programming and initiatives to further the mission of Saint Ambrose School.” – Mrs. Breanne Logue, Director of Instiutional Advancement.
Saint Ambrose School was the first STEM designated school in Medina County, and among the first in 2017. They further added to their designation with their comprehensive Fine Arts program last year to become one of the only schools in the state of Ohio to receive a STEAM designation by the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Stem Learning Network in 2018.
Last February, Saint Ambrose School joined an impressive and select circle of schools as one of only 18 schools across the U.S. and the only elementary school in Ohio recognized for their outstanding practices in education as 21st Century Learning Exemplars! Principal Cinadr exclaimed, “I would like to include and recognize our entire team of faculty, staff and partners who help us provide the highest quality and critical education our students deserve. We are deeply grateful for the unwavering support of our parish community who enable Littlest Angels Preschool and Saint Ambrose School to be the premier faith-based educational choice for all families.”