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Father Bob Stec, pastor, St. Ambrose Parish to be honored at NCEA 2018 convention in Cincinnati

The NCEA Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award recognizes educational leadership and excellence

Father Bob Stec from St. Ambrose Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Cleveland, OH, will receive the 2018 Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for dedication and commitment to excellence.  (Review the complete list of award winners.)

Father Bob Stec was chosen from more than 150,000 teachers and administrators, as well as diocesan leaders and organizations dedicated to the nation’s Catholic schools.  Father Stec will be recognized during the annual NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo that will take place April 3 – 5 in Cincinnati, OH. 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.

“As I look at our school and its students, it is inspiring to see our Catholic school passing on strong values, offering an amazing education and mostly empowering our students to develop their gifts, talents, and God-given potential,” said Father Stec.

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: 


Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is a professional membership organization that assists its members to fulfill their teaching mission of the Church and to lead, learn and proclaim the good news of Catholic school education. For more information, visit

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