Area teachers recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

By Sarah Heaton, Special to The Anchor
Enrollment and Marketing Director,
Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Fall River

FALL RIVER, Mass. — To kick off National Teacher Appreciation Week the U.S. Department of Education is hosting a Call-a-thon to call teachers nationwide to thank them for their service. Four teachers from the Diocese of Fall River Catholic schools will be receiving calls thanking them for their years of teaching and for serving as chairmen and co-chairmen of diocesan-wide curriculum committees. 

The four teachers receiving calls are:

Anne Molloy — Molloy has taught math at Coyle and Cassidy High School in Taunton for 23 years. She is currently serving as co-chairman of the diocesan Math Curriculum Committee. Molloy is the mathematics department chairman at Coyle and Cassidy and has served as class moderator for various classes as well as yearbook moderator.

Arthur Schirch — Schirch has taught social studies at St. Margaret Regional School in Buzzards Bay for 13 years. He currently serves as the chairman of the diocesan Social Studies Curriculum Committee. Schirch also has a few published documents for the Writing American History Project of the U.S. Department of Education and has written a Student Geographic Resource Manual for “The Echo Project.”

Cheryl Moore — Moore has taught math at All Saints Catholic School in New Bedford for seven years. Prior to that she taught at St. Joseph-St. Therese School in New Bedford for eight years. She is currently serving as co-chairman of the diocesan Math Curriculum Committee. Moore received a Certificate of Recognition from Fall River Public Schools for her support of their Instructional Technology Program in June of 2000.

Roberta Schneller — Schneller has taught in the diocese for 34 years. She has taught science at Espirito Santo School in Fall River for the last nine years. Prior to that she taught at St. Joseph School in Fairhaven for one year and at Taunton Catholic Middle School for 24 years. She currently serves as the chairman of the diocesan Science Curriculum Committee.

Their work on curriculum committees is all voluntary and they give countless hours to make sure that all students are taught with the highest curriculum standards. The Diocese of Fall River Catholic Education Leadership wishes to add their gratitude to Molloy, Moore, Schirch, and Schneller for all of their work in the diocesan schools. 

For more information contact Sarah Heaton at sheaton@dfrcs.org or 508-678-2828. 

NOTE: A photo of Cheryl Moore was not available at press time.





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