Mrs. Anita Brouse, a Head Teacher at All Saints Academy, has won the 2012 National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award for the New England Region. A Science and Social Studies teacher in the All Saints Middle School, Mrs. Brouse will travel to the NCEA National Convention in Houston to receive her award in the spring. Robert Bimonte, Executive Director of the NCEA Department of Elementary Schools, said, "Our Distinguished Teacher Award winners have demonstrated exceptional ability, dedication and results as Catholic educators." "They also have earned the high regard of the peers, students and parents they work with every day. In honoring these teachers, we acknowledge the outstanding teachers in all Catholic elementary schools."
As she accepted a congratulatory balloon bouquet from the school's student council (pictured from left Liem Pham, Caroline Villareal, Jonathan Klinker and Pandora Walker), Mrs. Brouse said, "I am honored to be a part of Catholic school education my entire teaching career for 34 years. It has been a privilege to be a facilitator to my students, and share life lessons on our walk of faith together. This award is for all the fine professionals I have been blessed to work with." Brouse is looking forward to continuing her work with the school's championship robotics team and advancing the programs that have enabled All Saints to develop into the region's leading S.T.E.M. school.