Carla Gale has been selected as the Teacher of the Year at St. Mary’s School.
Gale has been teaching for 30 years, and has spent the last 28 years at St. Mary’s.
She is one of the first grade teachers and is also the after-school teacher for the campus Title 1 program.
In her time at St. Mary’s, Gale has taught first and second grade, and for many years she assisted young Catholic students in preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.
Gale said that she loves teaching first grade and that she really enjoys guiding young students to become independent readers.
“When I started teaching at St. Mary’s, I felt like I had come home,” Gale said. “I had a great peace. I could pray with my students. This joy and peace have been with me all these years.”
Gale was recognized as the school mass on May 29 and was presented an engraved golden apple by Msgr. Enda McKenna and Principal Billy Pahl.