Each year, the Archdiocese of Omaha holds a dinner recognizing outstanding teachers and administrators throughout the Catholic school system.  The 36th Annual Archbishop’s Dinner for Education will take place at the Embassy Suites, La Vista, on Thursday, September 12th. This annual celebration of Catholic education provides an opportunity to publicly recognize the dedication of individuals within the Catholic school system, to thank those who support Catholic schools, and to raise scholarship funds for low-income students to attend Catholic schools.

This year’s honorees include:

Administrators of the Year: Stacy Uttecht, St. Wenceslaus, Dodge
Dr. Laura Hickman, Duchesne Academy, Omaha
Educators of the Year – Secondary: Mary Bartak, Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School, Elgin
Rev. Steven Emanuel, Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School, Bellevue
Educators of the Year – Elementary : Barbara Stansbury, St. Michael, South Sioux City
Michael Hartigan, Christ the King, Omaha
Educators of the Year – Special Education and Inner City: Funded by the Maginn Family Foundation
Katie Barmettler, Sacred Heart, Omaha
Nancy Gillpatrick, St. Bernard, Omaha

Proceeds from the dinner are used to provide a $5,000 gift to each honoree and to fund scholarships for families in need. Chairpersons for this year’s dinner are Kathy and Greg Boulay.  The evening will begin with a social hour at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and a brief program at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets for the event are $125 each.  For more information, or to purchase tickets for the event, please contact Donna Erker at (402) 827-3757 or dderker@archomaha.org.