The Catholic Schools Office Honors Sheila Deitsch as a 2018 Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award Recipient
BRAINTREE, MA (April 2018) - The Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Office, with support from the Catholic Schools Foundation, is excited to announce Sheila Deitsch as one of the first recipients of the prestigious Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award. This annual award honors elementary and secondary school teachers’ commitment to developing saints and scholars in the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. Deitsch will receive $1,500 and be honored at a luncheon in May with Cardinal Seán O’Malley and Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Kathy Mears.
ABOUT SHEILA DEITSCH
St. Paul School in Hingham, MA is lucky to have Sheila Deitsch as their grade 6-8 Social Studies and Religion teacher. As one parent stated, “She fills the classroom with love and light and so much energy. Mrs. Deitsch brings faith and God into all her subjects in and out of the classroom. She is always teaching the children how to be a good person and good to others in school and in the community.”
Aside from her duties in the classroom, Dietsch is also responsible for the middle school cultural night when students dress up in character and cook traditional food from other cultures. She is involved with the National Junior Honor Society Program, chaperoning all school dances, and is active in the school’s initiatives to give back to the community. They make lunches for Father Bill’s & MainSpring, collect coats for the needy, and have food drives. Deitsch also runs Mock Trials in the Spring and chaperones the annual trips to New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
The Liturgical Dance program run by Deitsch has become a popular option among students. She takes time after school every Monday to run the program. Students come alive during their performances in the church and Deitsch also takes them to Bethany Health Care Center where they perform “His Last Days” for the women religious in residence. The residents and staff are overjoyed during these presentations.
Deitsch instills in students the idea of leading by example. She makes them aware of their role as models for younger students. As someone who is also leading by example, she demonstrates what it means to be a generous individual. Most days she can be found before or after school helping her students. They view her as someone who they can approach regarding any problem, academic or otherwise. Parents also feel that they have an open line of communication and that their concerns are heard. Deitsch helps parents understand the needs of her students and is seen as a trustworthy resource for advice regarding their futures.
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