Curley Announces Teacher of the Year

February 5th, 2021 | Posted By: Greg Malanowski | Posted in Academics, News, Parents, Student Life

Part of Catholic Schools Week is the presentation of the Barry Brownlee Excellence in Teaching Award. Named to honor Mr. Barry Brownlee who devoted 25 years to Curley, this award is based on nominations of students and parents, and selection by the faculty and staff.

The recipient of the 2021 Barry Brownlee Excellence in Teaching Award is Fr. Chris Dudek, OFM Conv.  Fr. Chris is a theology instructor, Curley’s campus minister and moderator of Franciscan Youth Ministry (FYM.)

Some comments from the nominating process:

“Friar Chris is a great teacher who really cares about the well being of his students.”

“He makes classes interesting and fun. He helps us understand certain concepts in a calm and helpful manner. He looks out for every student.”

“Friar Chris has made my class fun but also informational at the same time and he has made me feel accepted during my first year at Curley.”

“Fr. Chris has worked so hard this year to bring the Curley family together during this unprecedented time through community prayer, activities etc. He continues to speak faith into these young men and it’s more important now than ever before.”