Catholic School Educators to be Honored at Annual Dinner

Each year, the Archdiocese of Omaha hosts a dinner recognizing outstanding teachers and administrators throughout the Catholic school system.

The 41st Annual Archbishop’s Dinner for Education will take place at the Embassy Suites, La Vista, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. 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

William Huben, St. Wenceslaus School, Omaha
Andy Bishop, Holy Family School, Lindsay

Educators of the Year – Elementary

Stacey Fanciullo, St. Bernadette School, Omaha
Jan Starman, St. Boniface School, Elgin

Educators of the Year – Secondary

Rev. Stephen Plank O.S.B., Mount Michael Benedictine School, Elkhorn
Eric Kessler, St. Francis High School, Humphrey

Educators of the Year – Special Education and Inner City

Funded by the Maginn Family Foundation

Jenny Bradley, Holy Name School, Omaha
Cheryl Morgan, Sacred Heart School, Omaha

Proceeds from the dinner are used to provide a $5,000 gift to each 2018 honoree and to fund scholarships for families in need. Scholarship dollars raised are administered by the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha.

Chairpersons for this year’s dinner are Kelly and Britt Thedinger assisted by co-chairs Amy and Todd Foje.  Honorary chairpersons are Suzie and Mike Lawler. The evening will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a program at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $150 or $65 for patrons under the age of 35.  For more information, or to purchase tickets online go to or contact Janet Griffin at 402-827-3764,