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Cecilia Felix Named the Standard-Times 2017 SouthCoast Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Cecilia Felix, Principal of Holy Family – Holy Name School, for being recognized as the Standard-Times 2017 SouthCoast Educator of the Year!

Ms. Felix has dedicated the past 40 years to the Holy Family – Holy Name community and made a tremendous difference in the lives of thousands of students.

The Standard-Times highlighted just a few of her major contributions that extend well beyond the walls of the school:

“In her nearly three decades at the helm, Felix has established a preschool program, before and after-school care programs, and a Faith in Action Community Service Program.

She’s organized curriculum development workshops and faith-focused workshops for Greater New Bedford area Catholic schools.

She sought funding for an on-site counselor, and coordinated the establishment of the North Street Central Neighborhood group — that group sought funding for the Mother Teresa Playground.”

Ms. Felix is best known for her love and generosity. She has rallied behind countless families to provide food, clothing, shelter, and support in times of need. Vice Principal Beth Mahoney told the Standard-Times :

“Ms. Felix is a living witness of what it means to totally dedicate your life in service for others…She is a true hero, warrior and leader in the arena of education. When she is aware of a student who needs help — be it academically, emotionally or (with) clothes or food — she is right on top of it, making phone calls to agencies inquiring about how to obtain services for the child or family.”

The Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools Office is tremendously grateful for the years of service Ms. Felix has dedicated to Holy Family – Holy Name! She has made a lasting impact on not just the school community, but also the city of New Bedford and the Diocese as a whole.

We encourage you to read the full article here.

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