Ursuline News

Dr. Ann Middendorf is a Work of Heart Recipient

Ursuline is proud to announce Dr. Ann Middendorf, a Theology teacher with a 30-year career in the Catholic school system, as a Work of Heart Recipient.

Ann's nomination letter from her co-workers stated:

“Ann has taken on nearly every role possible within the Faith & Theology roles in her time at Ursuline. From being an alumna of Ursuline and returning to teach at her own high school, to becoming a Theology Department Chair for some years, to helping run retreats, designing and leading “Senior Community Days (2 days of a summer camp experience for the rising senior class to facilitate class bonding and a faith based experience),” to going with students on pilgrimages, summer faith-based trips, and cultural exchange travel to enrich their faith experience, Ann has done it all in the most humble and hidden of ways with unwavering commitment.”

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Middendorf is honored to receive this award, "I hope to continue my dedication to Catholic school students for another 30 years!"

"Dr. Middendorf infuses her faith in her teaching in a natural and invitational way that our girls appreciate," said Principal Dr. Andrea Shurley. "Ursuline is fortunate to have such a compassionate teacher who celebrates our students, enlivens our mission, and brings a sense of joy and delight to all who are lucky enough to cross paths with her. This recognition by The Catholic Foundation affirms what we see every day. We are grateful she is part of our community!"

About the Work of Heart Award

The Work of Heart Award Program was created in partnership with The Catholic Foundation by a donor who sought to achieve a unique charitable purpose. The award, funded by a grant from The Catholic Foundation, was originally created in 2005.

Nominations are submitted by teachers, administrators, staff, chancery employees, students, parents, families, and anyone interested in Catholic education and the well-being of our Dallas area Catholic schools. The Work of Heart looks for “the unsung heroes” who are going the “extra mile” in serving our educational community and its members.