Catholic Education Leader to Receive National Award at the 25th Anniversary of the NCEA Seton Awards Gala

The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) will honor Dr. Mary Jane Krebbs, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the School of Education at St. John’s University and Executive Director and Chair of the Institute for Catholic Schools, at the 25th anniversary of the NCEA Seton Awards Gala that will take place in Washington, D.C. on October 5, 2015.

“We are delighted to honor Dr. Krebbs with the NCEA President’s Award. Her lifelong dedication to Catholic education has enhanced the education of students and the professional development of teachers and administrators in our nation’s Catholic schools,” said NCEA President Brother Robert Bimonte.

Dr. Krebbs will be honored for her 40 years of service in Catholic education as an elementary and high school teacher, a high school administrator, a diocesan administrator and currently, in Catholic higher education. During her tenure, Dr. Krebbs was the Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York, working in the areas of curriculum and staff development for teachers and administrators in grades pre-K through 12. She also developed strategic partnerships with Catholic higher education to train principals. She has been an adjunct professor at Long Island University, Fordham University and currently, Associate Dean at St. John’s University.

In addition, Dr. Krebbs has coordinated several programs for teachers and administrators in the Tri-Diocesan (New York, Brooklyn and Rockville Centre) area as part of the Institute for Catholic Schools at St. John’s University. She is a national presenter on curriculum issues and Catholic Identity/Values integration. She has authored articles for Momentum, Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, Today’s Catholic Teacher and NCEA News Notes. She has served on numerous boards and is an active member of several professional organizations.

The award will be presented at the 25th anniversary of the NCEA Seton Awards Gala, which raises funds to support NCEA’s research, leadership development, and advocacy programs that support Catholic school educators and students. For more information, visit: