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Saint Mary’s announces February Quality in Education award winners

By ThisIsReno

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Saint Mary’s is pleased to announce the most recent winners for the Quality in Education Awards, a partnership with the Washoe County School District and KOLO TV Channel 8.  The February 2011 winners are Sharon Lieberstein, assistant principal at Reed High School, and Steven Kish, student at Galena High School.  Both individuals demonstrated their dedication to enhancing the quality of education in our community.

Sharon Lieberstein, assistant principal at Reed High School, is highly dedicated to improving the lives of students and faculty at Reed High School.  Sharon instituted a Positive Behavior Support program at her school, which became an opportunity to reward students’ positive behavior.  She also works closely with faculty to develop strategies to deliver the best instruction methods.  In addition to her role at Reed High School, Sharon serves on a number of community boards including Senior Center/RSVP, volunteers for the Committee to Aid Abused Women, and is a board member for Washoe At-Risk Task Force, to name a few.

Steven Kish, a junior at Galena High School, has exemplified hard work and leadership since beginning high school.  He quickly joined the Speech and Debate team after discovering his passion for public speaking.  Although the team began with few members and no advisor, Steven turned to his own means and began recruitment efforts to build a larger team.  The newly revitalized team now has eight members and Steven expects those numbers to increase next year.

In addition to his efforts at the high school, Steven shares his excitement for debate with local middle school students, encouraging them to enhance their public speaking and debate skills.

“Saint Mary’s and the WCSD share a passion for providing quality programs to our local community. Through this program we are able to honor individuals who also share this passion and show outstanding effort and leadership,” said Mike Uboldi, president and CEO of Saint Mary’s Network.  “We are committed to improving education in our state and will continue to actively work with the school district as a partner organization.”

The Saint Mary’s Quality in Education Awards is a local partnership between Saint Mary’s, the WCSD, and KOLO-TV Channel 8 to recognize the efforts of WCSD employees and students who have gone above and beyond to improve the quality of education in our community.

For complete rules and information on the award program or to nominate an outstanding WCSD employee, teacher or student, visit www.saintmarysqualityed.org.

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About Saint Mary’s
Saint Mary’s Health Network is a fully-integrated, faith-based health system in Reno, Nev. founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.  The network is comprised of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, an acute-care hospital, providing inpatient, outpatient and wellness services; Saint Mary’s Health Plans, a statewide insurance provider with more than 40,000 members; and Saint Mary’s Medical Group, a network of physicians and other health professionals offering primary and urgent care, retail clinics and specialty healthcare.  A member of Catholic Healthcare West, Saint Mary’s is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our community. For more information, visit our website at www.saintmarysreno.org.

About Catholic Healthcare West
Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 40 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest private hospital system in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of nearly 10,000 physicians and approximately 54,000 employees provides health care services to more than five million people annually. In 2010, CHW provided more than $1.3 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.

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