We are proud to announce St. Mary Parish School received Exemplary Recognition for Service Learning and Civic Engagement:
Menomonee Falls, Wis., October 12, 2014 — Dr. Catherine Ferderbar, middle school science teacher at St. Mary Parish School (www.stmaryparishschool.org), Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, has been selected to receive the 2014 Celebrate Teachers and Teaching Award from the Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee (EDGM). The 2014 award focus is on teachers doing exemplary work in service learning. Ferderbar was chosen for her hands-on approach to teaching and will be presented with her award at the second annual Celebrate Teachers and Teaching event on October 16th at Alverno College.
The selection process for the award considered teachers that received their professional certifications at one of the EDGM institutions and had a written nomination. Ferderbar, who is a Marquette University alumna and recently earned her doctorate through Cardinal Stritch University was nominated by St. Mary Parish School Principal, Linda Joyner. The nomination detailed Ferderbar’s ability to accommodate to each of her student’s learning style and bring educational concepts to life. “It is common place, for students to dissect, build, grow, write, sing, solve fictitious crimes, create visual representations, graphic organizers, and even dress up like elements to demonstrate their knowledge,” said Joyner. “She empowers her students with the knowledge, skills and inspiration they need to take action and make a positive difference in the community.”