CATHOLIC SCHOOL PRINCIPAL RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR
Thomas Sedor Named 2006 NCEA Distinguished Principal
Chicago, IL (December 7, 2006) - Thomas J. Sedor, principal of Flossmoor’s Infant Jesus of Prague Elementary School, has been named one of twelve National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Dr. Robert J. Kealey Distinguished Principal Award recipients for 2006.
According to Dr. Nicholas Wolsonovich, superintendent of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese, “Thomas Sedor’s leadership and service during the past 26 years demonstrates how one innovative and dedicated person has influenced the success of Infant Jesus of Prague School by strengthening its Catholicity, excellence and vitality, which are the essence of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Chicago.”
Chosen from a pool of more than 6,000 principals, Sedor will receive special recognition by the Office of Catholic Schools during its Heart of the Schools Awards ceremony on January 26, 2007. He will also be honored at a special banquet on the opening evening of the annual NCEA Convention in Baltimore on April 10, 2007.
Award recipients are chosen from the twelve geographic regions that comprise the NCEA Department of Elementary Schools. “Each has served at least five years as an elementary school principal and embodies the very best of Catholic education,“ said Brother Robert Bimonte, Executive Director of the NCEA Department of Elementary Schools.
Sedor’s co-workers acknowledge his care for the school, his vision for the future and his leadership abilities, noting that these traits helped Infant Jesus of Prague School win Blue Ribbon Awards in 1999 and 2004 from the U.S. Department of Education.
Sedor earned his Master’s degree in education administration from Chicago State University, and is a recipient of Archdiocesan awards for Leadership Recognition and Catechetical Ministry. He has also earned the National Association of Elementary Principals Leadership Award.