Honoring all teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week
This week, May 3-7, is National Teacher Appreciation Week, and specifically today, May 4, is National Teacher Appreciation Day.
The Congregation realizes how difficult this school year has been. Many students were forced into different schedules, which could cause disruption in learning. Students’ teachers were in the same situation. But these students and teachers have persevered, moving forward through the most strenuous school year.
Now they have almost made it through and citizens across the country are being vaccinated for COVID-19. The 2021-22 school year should be dramatically different.
As you know, many Sisters of Providence spent years in the classroom, instructing hundreds of students. In fact, there are still some Sisters of Providence teaching in the classrooms today, including:
- Sister Marilyn Baker, Intensive English Program Adjunct Professor at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and an English as a Second Language Tutor,
- Sister Judith Birgen, Associate Professor of Sociology at Chicago State University, Chicago,
- Sister Anne Therese Falkenstein, Professor/Special Assistant to the President/Trustee, Providence University, Taiwan,
- Sister Maureen Fallon, Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, Bishop McNamara Catholic School, in Kankakee, Illinois
- Sister Anji Fan, Teacher at Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception, Oldenburg, Indiana,
- Sister Mary Catherine Guiler, Substitute Teacher, Washington, D.C.,
- Sister Jean Kenny, Substitute Teacher and tutor, Indianapolis,
- Sister Carol Meyers, Literacy Tutor, Chicago area,
- Sister Mary Morley, Volunteer GED Tutor, Cincinnati, Ohio, and
- Sister Mary Ann Stewart, Teacher, Cathedral High School, Indianapolis.
We want to shout from the rooftops “Thank You!” Thank you to all teachers for your hard work, dedication and love of your profession.
In addition, we looked through are Archives Department for some photos of Sisters of Providence in their ministry of teaching. Here they are.