Tamara Ann Kraft from Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception School in the Diocese of Crookston will receive the 2018 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for dedication and commitment to excellence.

    Tamara Ann Kraft was chosen from more than 150,000 teachers and administrators, as well as diocesan leaders and organizations dedicated to the nation's Catholic schools.  Ms. Kraft will be recognized during the annual NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo that will take place April 3 – 5 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The annual award honors those whose ministry is Catholic school education and who have demonstrated a strong Catholic educational philosophy as well as exceptional ability, dedication and results.

    “It takes dedicated people in the schools, the dioceses, the parishes and the communities to carry out the mission of faith formation in Catholic schools.  They are the living messengers of God’s purpose from generation to generation,” said Barbara McGraw Edmondson, Ed.D., NCEA chief leadership and program officer

    “The families at the Cathedral School are the most rewarding part of my life. I am blessed by all the families that have gone through our school. I have learned something from each family and child with whom I have worked,” said Ms. Kraft.

About the NCEA Convention & Expo

    NCEA's convention, held this year in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is the largest private education association gathering in the country. It draws participants from all facets of Catholic education, including elementary and secondary schools and religious education programs. The event features professional development sessions, liturgies and an exhibition of educational products and services. For more information, visit: www.NCEA.org/convention

The NCEA conference will be held April 3-5 in Cincinnati