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First-time Catholic school teachers eager to help young people grow in faith, knowledge

Donna Raymond attended St. Andrew School in Tipton.
So did her three youngest children.
Now she’s back to teach art.
“This is a great school,” she said, “and I feel honored to be part of the staff to provide education to the children in this community.”
Mrs. Raymond was one of more than 80 first-time Catholic school educators who gathered for orientation July 30 at the Alphonse J. Schwartze Memorial Catholic Center.
There are 37 Catholic grade schools in this diocese, ranging in size from under 50 students to more than 600.
The faculty turnover in these schools tends to be gradual, with some educators racking up decades of experience in one location.
But the arrival of new faculty members brings different energy and a fresh perspective.

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