Sr. Judith Rice (center), recipient of the Sacred Heart Schools Francesconi Award of Integrity, is congratulated by Dr. Cynthia Crabtree, president of Sacred Heart Schools (right), and Charlie Francesconi, former president.
At the annual Sacred Heart Schools faculty/staff Commissioning Service, Sr. Judith Rice was awarded the 12th annual Sacred Heart Schools Francesconi Award of Integrity. Sr. Judith has given more than 45 years of service to the schools.
The Francesconi Award of Integrity was established in May of 2003 by the Sacred Heart Schools Board of Trustees at the end of Charlie Francesconi's tenure as president. It is given annually to one employee who has contributed significantly to the school and/or Louisville community and enriches the lives of those around him/her by living the mission of Sacred Heart Schools. The recipient's integrity is demonstrated through daily interaction with others, and brings distinction not only to his/her campus entity, but to the entire Sacred Heart Schools community.
One of her nominators said, "I can think of no one who deserves recognition more. In her dedicated service to Sacred Heart Academy, to Sacred Heart Schools and to the larger community, Sr. Judith is a tireless advocate for the equal treatment of all, no matter their station in life." Another nominator said, "She spreads the mission of St. Angela."
Sr. Judith recently stepped down from her current role as director of Mission Effectiveness at Sacred Heart Schools. She will remain on campus, serving as an archivist for Sacred Heart Schools and volunteering in the Sacred Heart Schools Alumni Office. Previous ministries include: teacher and personnel director at Angela Merici High School (Louisville, KY); teacher, assistant principal/dean of studies at Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, KY); councilor/leadership of the Ursuline Sisters (Louisville, KY); director of Mission Effectiveness at Sacred Heart Schools (Louisville, KY).