Andover man honored by Archdiocese with education award

Courtesy photoVincent Bradley of Andover, a teacher at West Roxbury's Catholic Memorial School, recently received an excellence in education award from the Archdiocese of Boston.

The Archdiocese of Boston honored Vincent Bradley, the chairman of Catholic Memorial School’s history and social studies department, with its 2018-19 Excellence in Education Award.

Bradley, an Andover resident, was one of nine recipients selected from a pool of 120 applicants.

“This award honors elementary and secondary school teachers’ commitment to developing saints and scholars in the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston,” read a statement from the Archdiocese’s Catholic Schools office.

“These teachers have demonstrated their strong leadership qualities, model a faith-filled life, promote academic excellence and are committed to their students and school," said the statement. "Every day, they inspire students from all backgrounds and abilities to learn and they actively collaborate with their peers, students, and families to create a welcoming environment and culture of success."

Bradley teaches advanced placement, or AP, US History and serves as a moderator for the school's model United Nations program. He was also selected by the College Board to be a featured speaker on AP curriculum and pedagogy at several of their AP national conferences.

“The impact that he has on his students both inside and outside the classroom is profound,” said Catholic Memorial Principal Thomas Beatty, who has worked with Bradley for the past 17 years. “I am consistently amazed at how he teaches, how he leads, and how he inspires the extensive range of students and teachers under his purview."

Catholic Memorial is located in West Roxbury.

Each award recipient receives a $1,500 and a special invitation to a luncheon in May hosted by Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Archdiocese Superintendents Kathy Mears and Thomas Carroll.

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