Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, 
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Mater Dei Catholic School has just been named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon Award Winner.  The Blue Ribbon Award is the most prestigious national honor available to public and private K-12 schools across the country for their commitment to excellence in education. Each year, the U.S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools who demonstrate that all students can achieve academic excellence. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Award affirms the work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content and achieve a high level of academic success as measure by standardized testing. The National Blue Ribbon Award is widely recognized as a symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.
Congratulations to the students, faculty, staff, clergy, and parents of Mater Dei for achieving the 2018 National Blue Ribbon.  It is an honor and a privilege to be part of such a strong and loving community.  Mater Dei Catholic School recognizes that knowledge enlightened by faith, excellence, service, and community is the heart of Catholic education.  May God bless this community as we further the mission of Mater Dei!
Congratulations to the Mater Dei School Community for a job well done!
Most sincerely,

Miss Diane E. McCaughan

Meet Miss McCaughan

A dedicated Catholic educator focused on providing an exceptional educational experience in a positive, faith-filled, welcoming environment through a spirit of professional and servant leadership.

“The community is deeply grateful to you for your administrative skills, your leadership talents, educational expertise, and exemplary witness to Gospel values. You have been visionary, dedicated, innovative, and collaborative as a leader.”

— The National Catholic Educational Association on the Occasion of Twenty Five Years of Outstanding Service as a Catholic School Educator and Principal.

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