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Notre Dame of Maryland University Alumna Wins National Catholic Education Award

The Baltimore Sun

January 19, 2017


A Cockeysville resident and middle school math teacher at Notre Dame Preparatory School, in Towson, will be honored by the National Catholic Educational Association this spring for her leadership, faith and commitment to learning.

The association recently named Mary Agnes Sheridan, 49, who grew up in Towson, as one of 41 people who work in Catholic education nationwide who will receive the "Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award" at the association's national convention in St. Louis in April. Sheridan is one of three educators in Maryland to win the award, and the only teacher to win it from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions to Catholic education, according to the association's website, and is based on the criteria in the award's name. To "proclaim" means to embrace one's Catholic identity, according to the group.

The association is the largest private educational professional association in the world, according to its site, with a focus on leadership development and being a voice for Catholic schools. Its members include 150,000 educators and 1.9 million students.