DeLaSalle teacher Emily Beckman has been recognized as one of the top Lasallian educators in the country. The Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) honored Beckman as a Distinguished Lasallian Educator at the Huether Lasallian Conference in Chicago on November 22.
The award recognizes educators who touch the hearts and minds of their students, often leaving a lasting impression that makes a difference in the world.
“Emily gives her time, talents, and treasures to those who are marginalized and is always present to those who need her,” reads Beckman’s nomination. “Emily challenges students to be ready for the realities of today’s society, educating them to reflect our community positively.” She works “tirelessly in representing the best in contemporary Lasallian education.”
Nearly 140 students have participated on five service trips led by Beckman over the last five years – four trips to New Orleans to help rebuild the community devastated by Hurricane Katrina and one trip to Colorado to rebuild national parks destroyed by wildfires.
Beckman’s peers honored her with the Distinguished Lasallian Educator award at DeLaSalle on Founder’s Day in May 2014. The three Lasallian Districts in the United States then choose educators to be honored at the annual Huether Lasallian Conference, a Regional gathering sponsored by Christian Brothers Conference. Melinda Rueden, executive director at the Brother David Darst Center in Chicago, joined Beckman as the other Distinguished Lasallian Educator recipient from the Midwest District.
Click here to read a news story about the award from the RELAN website.