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Alumna wins 2014 NCEA Distinguished Principal Award

Even in her 15th year as principal of Holy Spirit School, Mary Adrian ’72 makes it a point to greet her 330 students when they arrive at school each morning. For her, this is the best part of the day. As she explains, “I think it’s important for the kids. I think it’s part of being a community, and part of their knowing they are important…I think that’s one of the things I hope kids know, is that every day when they walk through the building, the adults here are happy to see them.”

This passion for her students has earned Adrian the 2014 Distinguished Principal Award from the National Catholic Educational Association. The award will be presented to her at the NCEA national convention in April.

The Distinguished Principal Award is presented by the Elementary Schools Department of the National Catholic Educational Association to outstanding Catholic elementary school principals throughout the United States. Established in 1987, the award recognizes the integral role that principals have in an American Catholic education.

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Feb. 28, 2014 by Ashley de los Reyes '15

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