Santa Catalina Middle School Director Maria Canteli has received the 2022 Sister Carlotta Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor a faculty or staff member can receive from the school.
The award is presented each year to those whose work, either inside or outside the classroom, has epitomized the school's mission and enriched the hearts and minds of students at Santa Catalina. Recipients are nominated by their peers.
Señora Canteli, as students call her, is also the Spanish teacher for Grades 7-8 and is a Google Certified Educator. In her 16 years at Catalina, she has made herself known as a warm, fun-loving, and innovative teacher who is always looking for new ways to enhance students’ experience inside and outside the classroom.
She was revealed as the Sister Carlotta Award recipient during a special ceremony on May 16.