Corpus Christi School educator presented with Landram award

September 13, 2011

HOUSTON — Caught by surprise, Mary Ramirez, a kindergarten teacher at Corpus Christi School in Houston, received the second annual Sally Landram Excellence in Education Award. The award is given to an educator who best exhibits extraordinary commitment to Catholic school education. 

The recognition was established through the generosity of the John W. and Alida Considine Foundation. The $1,500 award is given as a grant to the educator to support a school program he or she is involved with; as a scholarship for continuing professional development; or as an award to update or innovate the classroom environment.

The Excellence in Education Award memorializes Landram, the former Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston from 2004 until her death in 2006. 

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo and Superintendent Sister Kevina Keating, CCVI, presented Ramirez with the award at the Opening Schools Mass on Thursday, Aug. 11, when pastors, principals, teachers and staff of all 59 Archdiocesan schools were present.

Landram’s role in the development of the “network” of Catholic Schools was vital to the success of Catholic education in the Archdiocese. The impact of her compassion, dedication to the students and commitment to educator professionalism is still felt in Archdiocesan Catholic schools today. †