Congratulations to Antonio Kuklok ’16, recipient of the Sister Ann Harvey Action Research Award! His research paper focused on the impacts family dynamics and family resources have on student achievement and self-advocacy. Check out his work here:
The Sister Ann Harvey Award was created to honor the work of Sister Ann Harvey, CSJ by recognizing educators and education students who engage in outstanding action research projects.
Sister Ann Harvey came to St. Catherine in 1926 and was a professor of education at St. Catherine’s. She received her master’s degree in early childhood education from Columbia University. In 1955, Sister Ann traveled to Italy to study the Montessori method with Dr. Maria Montessori and her expertise in the area of early childhood education was widely known and respected. Sister Ann also worked closely with the Minnesota Department of Education to help the State develop criteria for early childhood licensure.
Sister Ann died in 1980 but her ideals of loving care for children and excellence in teaching remain the ideals of the St. Catherine University Education Department, our early childhood center and our Montessori teacher preparation program.