By Jenna Newman | Senior Communications Intern
Notre Dame High School teachers Ann-Marie Delworth and Marilyn Ward were honored as Teachers of the Year at the PTA Teacher Appreciation Luncheon March 16.
This annual honor is determined based upon nominations sent in from students, parents and faculty.
Delworth is an Honors Geometry and Precalculus teacher who has been at Notre Dame High School for the last four years. She had been involved with the SAT Prep Club for students. Prior to working at the school, she spent time in the business world working with investment and financial services for 20 years.
“Mrs. Delworth helped my daughter regain her confidence in math,” said a nominating parent.
“When you have great students, it is easier to be a good teacher,” Delworth comments when asked about this honor.
The other recipient, Marilyn Ward, has taught all of the different sections of Spanish, but most recently has been teaching Spanish 3, Honors Spanish 3, Latin 1 and Latin 2. When she is not in the classroom, she is running the Spanish Club and the Operation Smile Club. Before coming to Notre Dame, Ward pursued a career as a dentist; however, October, 2016 will mark her 10th year at Notre Dame.
Nomination letter included comments such as, “She expects the best from her students,” and “Mrs. Ward creates and excitement and a love of learning.”
“I was immensely surprised, because there are so many outstanding teachers at this school whom I have known not only as my colleagues, but as the former teachers of my two children. I am beyond humbled by this honor,” said Ward. [[In-content Ad]]