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Brunswick pastor receives award from National Catholic Educational Association

News of the Diocese

April 4, 2018

On April 3, the National Catholic Educational Association held its annual Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards reception in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of their annual national conference, where select recipients from across the United States were recognized for their outstanding contributions to Catholic school education.

Father Bob Stec was one of 25 educators and one of only four pastors across the U.S. to receive this distinguished award. The award is validation of his leadership and support for St. Ambrose Catholic STEM School. It is also a validation for all SAS faculty and staff, and everything they are do daily for their students and families to provide an innovative environment of excellence in education. It is a reflection of their mission ?to be a community where Jesus Christ is everything for us and students are challenged to reach their potential.?

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

The NCEA holds an annual conference for catholic educators across the U.S. The 2018 conference was held in Cincinnati, Ohio, at the Duke Energy Center. Catholic educators from across the United States gathered for professional development sessions and education. NCEA is the largest, private professional education association in the world. NCEA works with Catholic educators to support ongoing faith formation and teaching mission of the Catholic Church. Their membership includes more than 150,000 educators serving 1.9 million students in Catholic education.

Principal Lisa Cinadr, who attended the awards presentation said, ?I know how blessed we are to have a pastor who cares greatly and supports our school community with the vigor, wisdom and patience that he does. Bob Stec truly exemplifies this award by continuously leading, learning and proclaiming.?

St. Ambrose Catholic School is the first and only STEM school in Medina County, and is among the first 44 of over 4,400 schools in the state of Ohio with this distinction. For more information regarding St. Ambrose School, visit or call 330-460-7318.

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