Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Bernadone Fagan received a Catholic Educator award at Roncalli High School, Manitowoc, WI, recently. This special recognition comes during her 65th year in the classroom.
Needless to say I was honored. I have had many, many happy years in the teaching field. As a child, the classroom was my least favorite place and one thing I was never going to do was to be a teacher. God had other plans.
Today after more than sixty years in a classroom, I still love to learn new things and pass them on to the students, especially to those who really would rather be some place else. Perhaps the best part of receiving this award was the reaction of the students with whom I have worked over the past few years.
The plaque reads: Catholic Educator Award to Sister Bernadone Fagan in recognition of her many years of dedication and service to Catholic Education in the Lakeshore area and beyond.