Congratulations to Gayle Brownlow – the winner of the Sister Ann Harvey Action Research Award. Gayle’s award winning paper is titled The Effects of Supplementary Reading Activities for Spanish Heritage Learners.
The Sister Ann Harvey Award was created to honor the work of Sister Ann Harvey, CSJ. Sister Ann Harvey came to St. Catherine in 1926. She received her master’s degree in early childhood education from Columbia University. Sister Ann was a professor of education at St. Catherine’s and served as a beloved mentor to countless students. In 1955, Sister Ann traveled to Italy to study the Montessori method with Dr. Maria Montessori. Sister Ann’s expertise in the area of early childhood education was widely known and respected. She worked closely with the Minnesota Department of Education to help the State develop criteria for early childhood licensure.