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Catherine DiCara ’12

Cat received Lesley University’s Graduate School of Education June T. Fox Scholarship Award.

A member of the 2020-21 associate teacher cohort, Cat was selected from a competitive pool of graduate colleagues. The June Fox committee recognizes only one student for that individual’s outstanding work with children, academic scholarship, effective collaboration with peers and colleagues, and their potential for leadership in education. This marks the third year in a row that a participant in the Belmont Day Associate Teacher Program has received this award.

Third grade teacher Larissa Rochford ’93 who is herself an alumna of the program, served as Cat’s mentor teacher. And even more remarkably, Larissa was one of Cat’s teachers when was a student at BDS! In her nomination letter to the June Fox committee about what Cat brings to the classroom, Larissa wrote, “Cat encompasses all aspects of a thoughtful, qualified, and energized teacher who leads with empathy, enthusiasm, and respect for her students and colleagues. As my mentee, Cat has taken on all of her work, along with challenges that have come her way, with poise, confidence, and perseverance. It is clear that she has the skill set, flexibility, calm demeanor, and passion for the profession to succeed and continue to grow in the field.”

Catherine DiCara '12
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