The Catholic Schools Office Honors Anne Krane 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 Anne Krane 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. Krane 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 ANNE KRANE
Anne Krane has been a Pre-K Teacher at Saint Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton, MA for the past 3 years. Although she is still in the early years of her profession, Krane is inspiring in her level of commitment to the Catholic faith.
Krane's classroom is full of laughter, music, and movement. She places a strong focus on social and emotional learning, teaching her students how to be problem solvers, how to forgive one another, and helping them to grow in confidence. Krane truly sees her work as a vocation, with the goal of helping her young learners love school so that they have the positive foundation needed for a lifetime of learning and growth. She feels blessed to be able to witness so many sacramental moments in her classroom each day, and we know that her students are blessed to have her as their teacher!
Despite already holding a Master of Divinity degree, she is currently advancing her education by pursing a second graduate degree. She sets an example of lifelong learning and often serves as a resource for colleagues on matters of faith and spirituality. For years, she led a faculty spirituality committee that had an indelible impact on how Catholic and non-Catholic students are exposed to Catholic traditions at Saint Columbkille. Currently, she serves on the committee addressing the mission and vision of the school.
Outside the walls of Saint Columbkille, Krane is an exemplar of apostolic commitment. She has directed her abilities and passions for theatre into serving others. Most of her spare time is spent teaching improv workshop in theatres, schools and prisons. She also performs weekly at Improv Asylum in Boston’s North End. Krane best describes her philosophy on education as follows, “Frederick Buechner said that vocation is ‘the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.’ The imagination, thoughtfulness, and joy that children radiate each day are reminders to me of the way God made us, and the way we are capable of being.”
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