Two from Immaculate Conception School named outstanding Dallas area Catholic school employees

Linda Santos, School Principal, and Dana Rudman, School Secretary, at Immaculate Conception School were among the more than 30 outstanding Catholic school employees in the Dallas area to receive a Work of Heart Award from The Catholic Foundation during the first half of the 2017-18 school year.

The Work of Heart Award program, which was established at The Catholic Foundation in 2005 by a family dedicated to Catholic education, recognizes exceptional teachers, administrators and staff of Catholic lower, middle and high schools in the community with a $500 cash award.

“We receive many nominations with inspiring stories of service by these employees who are truly making a difference in their school environment,” said Matt Kramer, president, and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. “Through the Work of Heart Award program, we hope to show these individuals how much their efforts are appreciated as well as encourage others to model their exemplary behavior.”

Catholic school employees can be nominated for outstanding service at their school, modeling a Christian example, or going above and beyond for an individual student, family or community. More than 1,000 teachers, administrators, and staff have been recognized since the program’s inception.