Bookmark and Share

January 8, 2009


Principal of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish School to be Recognized at Annual Convention

Sister William Adele, S.S.J., Principal of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish School in Glenside, Montgomery County, was selected to receive the Dr. Robert J. Kealey Distinguished Principal Award from the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA).

Each fall, Catholic school superintendents across the country are invited to nominate one principal from their diocese for the award. From these nominees, 12 principals are chosen to receive the national honor. The 12 winners, including Sr. William Adele, will be presented with the award at the Elementary Department Awards Banquet on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 during the 2009 NCEA Convention in Anaheim, California.

"Sister William excels at creating and sustaining a culture of mutual support and collective responsibility for the education and faith formation of every student at St. Luke's," said Mary Rochford, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. "This award is a testament to the fact that Sister William is a role model to thousands of dedicated teachers, administrators and support staff who work in our schools every day to ensure our students' academic enrichment and spiritual development."

Sr. William Adele has been faithfully serving Catholic school students for more than 40 years. During this time, she has worked as both an elementary school teacher and principal in Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia since beginning her career in 1966. Sr. William Adele assumed the role of principal at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish School in September 2001. In 2004, she was named Distinguished Principal for Montgomery County by the Office of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

# # #

Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

Back to Top