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Creighton to Receive Award From National Catholic Educational Association

Creighton to Receive Award From National Catholic Educational Association

Creighton University’s new Catholic School Leadership (CSL) certificate has received the President’s Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).

The award will be presented by the president of NCEA at the Archbishop's Dinner for Education on September 25, 2008, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in La Vista. This local event draws more than 700 Catholic school educators and benefactors.

Creighton University President, the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., and Timothy J. Cook, Ph.D., associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Education, will accept the award on behalf of the University.

The CSL certificate is an innovative online program that is ideal for Catholic school administrators who did not attend Catholic institutions.

Creighton’s Department of Education and the Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Schools Office partnered to create a framework of attributes and capabilities necessary for effective leadership in Catholic schools which resulted in the CSL certificate. The first class which began in January 2008, filled quickly with15 participants from across the United States.

The Catholic school system is the largest network of private schools in the world. In the United States alone, 7,498 Catholic elementary and secondary schools enroll more than 2.3 million students and employ over 159,000 teachers. Historically, Catholic schools have played a pivotal role in the education and formation of American Catholics.

For more information about the CFL certificate visit: http://www.creighton.edu/ccas/education/programs/endorsements/leadership/index.php

Photo (left to right):Dr. Karen Ristau, President, National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), Fr. Schlegel, Dr. Timothy Cook, Associate Chair, Education Department, Msgr. James Gilg, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Omaha, Mr. Daniel Curtin, Director, Department of Chief Administrators of Catholic Education, NCEA