Congratulations to Carolyn Moser, our long-time 8th grade science teacher, who has been named as a finalist for the 2016-17 Monsignor Gerald Lawrence Lewis Award for Excellence in Teaching. This is the twenty-fifth year of presentation of the Lewis Award; the prestigious “Teacher of the Year” recognition for the Diocese of Raleigh. In Carolyn’s 11 years at The Franciscan School, she has been instrumental in helping to build and refine the excellent science program we have at the school, and it is indeed fortunate that we can announce this award on the same day as our Science Fair. Carolyn has been a model of instructional excellence and has been a mentor and role model for many teachers at the school. She has provided an easy transition from 8th grade to high school science for all of her 8th grade students because of her rigorous expectations and compassionate concern for their success. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated teacher as part of our excellent faculty.

Congratulations Carolyn, and we wish you all the best in the final determination of the Lewis Award Recipient for this year. If you would like to know more about the Monsignor Gerald Lawrence Lewis Award for Excellence in Teaching, please go to