NCEA convention highlights Catholic educators in challenging pandemic year

The annual gathering of Catholic educators from around the country April 6-8 was in many ways a tribute to how they have done their jobs this past year amid COVID-19.

It also was a road map of sorts to the hurdles they have faced and will continue to as the nation moves out of the grips of the pandemic.

“Our teachers and principals are so resilient. I knew they were great, but not how great until this year,” said Kathy Mears, interim president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association in the closing address of the group’s convention.

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