Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

St. Paul school honors 'Distinguished' teacher

September 20, 2012

At its annual “Back to School” night, St. Paul on the Lake Catholic School honored third grade teacher Kirsten LeBlanc with its 2012 Distinguished Teacher Award.

Each year, faculty and staff determine a recipient based on several factors.

The recipient, a Catholic school teacher, must have at least 10 years experience, exhibit a clear, integrated educational philosophy and a commitment to students and peers.

LeBlanc started at St. Paul in 1999 and is the school’s math coordinator, a position she’s held for several years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and a master’s degree in elementary education from Saginaw Valley State University.

LeBlanc received the award during the annual event held Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the school’s gymnasium.