She was honored along with Lisa and Luigi ’87 Coppola from Claudio Cares Foundation and were selected by the Board of Trustees for the Region of Dutchess. In her role as a Catholic educator and administrator, Mrs. Merryman exhibits extraordinary vision and leadership each and every day. In addition, the Coppolas were honored for their outstanding commitment to the Dutchess County Catholic schools from the work they do through Claudio Cares.

The Catholic School Region of Dutchess is one of nine Catholic elementary school regions in the Archdiocese of New York. Each region is a separate, not-for-profit, educational corporation chartered by the New York State Department of Education. The Dutchess Region’s 5 schools educate over 1,200 students throughout the borough.

A beautiful evening and well-deserved recognition of these “champions” of Catholic education!