COLUMBUS — Sharon Tharp, from St. Vincent de Paul School, 206 E. Chestnut Street, Mount Vernon, recently received a Teacher Service Award for 20 years of dedicated service to the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. The award was presented by Superintendent of Catholic Schools Lucia McQuaide.

“We salute our educators for their continued commitment to our students,” McQuaide said. “Their devotion and daily example of living a life of service help our students develop intellectually, spiritually, psychologically and socially. Their service is an inspiration to all of us.” McQuaide also noted that Catholic schools provide students not just licensed and certified teachers but educators with extensive experience in helping students learn and succeed.

Created in 1985, the Teacher Service Award honors teachers in Catholic elementary and high schools throughout the 23-county diocese for 10, 20, 30 and 40 years of service.



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