At the recent Diocese of Scranton 2013-2014 Diocesan Teachers’ Institute held at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church and Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre, Mrs. Rose Lee Bednarz was among those honored for twenty-five years of service to the Diocese of Scranton. Each year, those who have given twenty-five years of dedicated service to Catholic education in the diocese are presented with the Saint John Paul II Award.
The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D. D., J. C. L., Bishop of Scranton, was the Principal Celebrant of the Mass and presented the awards along with Dr. Kathleen P. Hanlon, Diocesan Secretary for Catholic Schools/Superintendent of Schools.
Before joining the faculty at St. Jude School, Mrs. Bednarz taught at Msgr. Molino Elementary/Mother Rosello Early Education Center, Holy Spirit Academy, and Holy Family Academy. She earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Exceptional Children from Bloomsburg College.