Dec 5, 2013 1:21 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Local Teacher Receives National Catholic Educational Award

Karen Spaetgens, Pre Kindergarten teacher, at St. Michael Catholic School was awarded the Miriam Joseph Farrell 2013 Distinguished Teacher Award for Region 5 that includes Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Spaetgens has been teaching for 30 years, 29 of these years have been at St. Michael School. Spaetgens is a highly regarded member of the faculty and community, greatly loved by students and respected by parents, said St. Michael School Development Director Holly J. Broussard.

In April, Spaetgens will travel to the NCEA 2014 Convention & Expo in Pittsburgh, PA to receive her award. St. Michael School's staff, teachers, students, parents and community are thankful to have Mrs. Karen as a part of the St. Michael family, added Broussard.



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