The Catholic Schools Office Honors Andrea Alberti 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 Andrea Alberti 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. Alberti 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 ANDREA ALBERTI
As the Theology Department Chair and Campus Minister at St. Mary’s High School in Lynn, MA, Andrea Alberti is a vital part of the school community in which she has served for over a decade. She has improved learning by using an approach that educates the whole child through active and kinesthetic learning experiences.
Alberti leads by example and can often be found starting her day in the school chapel. She has been influential in promoting vocations within the schools through her many friendships with priests. They often visit St. Mary’s to administer sacraments and offer formation, thereby giving the students a glimpse into priestly life. As a creative and spontaneous teacher, she is able to bring the word of God to students in a way that is engaging. Famous for her “Saints Show,” she is always trying to meet the students at their level to bring Christ into their lives.
Alberti has created a rigorous curriculum based on the Faith Formation Frameworks, assembled an extraordinary team of campus ministers, and provided numerous types of events and experiences for teens to encounter Christ. She has also implemented the Catholic Basics curriculum which is utilized across grade levels and embedded into final exams to ensure consistency of teaching. Perhaps her most significant event, From Hunger to Justice provides the largest overnight social justice retreat in the Archdiocese.
Collaboration is a key concept that Alberti promotes at St. Mary’s and she has built meaningful relationships with every staff member. She encourages and inspires her colleagues to grow in their relationship with Christ and is always willing to go out of her way to help. As one co-worker described, “I have never worked with someone more deserving of this award nor have I ever seen Andrea desire recognition for her efforts. Her authentic love for everyone she meets is captivating and inspiring. It is hard to accurately quantify the impact this woman has had on the lives of this community and the many students, parents, and staff who have had the blessing to know her. Because of her humility much of what she does goes unseen and unheard.”
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