Laureen Leo, 2024 Bob Ingelse Friend of Christian Education Award Winner

At our 2024 Association Meeting, The SCS Board of Trustees awarded our community’s second annual Bob Ingelse Friend of Christian Education Award. This award reads,

“Our community’s highest honor, The Bob Ingelse Friend of Christian Education Award is annually given to individuals who are representations of our school’s Core Values:

  • Pursues Academic Excellence
  • Develops the Christian Mind
  • Cultivates Spiritual Growth
  • Encourages Biblical Self-Image
  • Builds Strong Social Bonds
  • Involves the Supporting Community
  • Serves the Greater Community”

The 2024 award was given to Laureen Leo. SCS Board President T.J. Hendrikse presented the award.

According to their nominations, Mrs. Leo embodies the following core values at SCS:

  • Pursues Academic Excellence
  • Involves the support community
  • Develops the Christian Mind

We ask those who nominate to speak to the nominee’s qualities. A few of these quotes caught our attention:

As if if full career of working at SCS and regular volunteering at Good as New wasn’t enough, now Laureen regularly volunteers to support our educational program! It’s a lifetime of commitment to SCS!”

Mrs. Leo volunteers tirelessly to lend additional help to SCS students. She has helped to build a network of educators working to support our students in their mathematical studies. Mrs. Leo has helped push students toward their academic goals while supporting students’ individual needs.”

Laureen believes in the students when they do not believe in themselves. She is incredibly patient, devoted, and determined to develop the math minds of our students.”

Thank you, Laureen, for your efforts, energies, commitment and character that you have modeled for our students, faculty, staff, and families over many years! Your selfless efforts for our school community allow our students to pursue academic excellence and develop the Christian mind. Your service and support for our community are living examples of our core values!

Want to nominate someone for next year’s award?

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