Teacher of Courage and Conscience Award

Now accepting nominations to the 2018 Teacher of Courage and Conscience Award



Teacher of Courage and Conscience Award was created to recognize teachers who improve access to high-quality education for those students who are currently least well-served; advocate for the education profession; encourage student curiosity and love of learning, use innovative teaching strategies, and engage students in meaningful problem-solving, knowledge-production, or artistic work; and embody and put into practice the values of Villanova University: Veritas, Unitas, Caritas. Recipients of the award are well-respected by their colleagues, beloved by their students, and recognized as teacher activists or agents of change in their local communities. 

recipients 2017

On Tuesday May 9th, during teacher appreciation week, the Department of Education and Counseling at Villanova University awarded the 2017 Teacher of Courage and Conscience Award at our 59th annual cooperating personnel dinner to three local teachers.   


Keith Benson, Camden High School - VIDEO

Judy Cassidy, Holy Child School, Rosemont - VIDEO

Ismael Jimenez, CAPA High School - VIDEO

During dinner, the award recipients, along with administrators from their school or district, were treated to special video presentations, in which their students and colleagues spoke to the lasting difference each has made. Villanova's Department of Education and Counseling is proud to be able to honor these exemplary teacher leaders. 


Inaugural 2016 Teacher of Courage and Conscience Award Recipients:

Danielle Arnold-Schwartz, Welsh Valley Middle School -  Video

Kelley Collings, Feltonville Schools of Arts & Sciences - Video

Carl Rosin, Radnor High School - Video



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