Lumen Christi Award Recipient - Ann Frearson

Ann Frearson’s desire to help others grow in understanding, knowledge and wisdom has been her life’s vocation.  She has given forty-three years of service to Catholic schools. Ann attended schools in Brazil, England, Jamaica and the United States while growing up which broadened her perspective on ways to learn, and deepened her sense of the oneness of all humanity under one God

Miss Frearson was inspired to study mathematics by her father. She earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Barry University in 1976 and started teaching at Cardinal Newman High School at the age of twenty-one. She also earned her M.Ed. in Mathematics Education from FAU and a graduate certificate in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University.

In the early 1990’s Ann began working with Dr. Mary Custureri to develop the Learning Strategies Department to address the needs of students with learning differences.  As she puts it so aptly, “It has been a joy to see students be successful when given the tools to suit their learning needs.” Miss Frearson also promotes the mission and vision of Cardinal Newman by her work with the school’s blood drives and Campus Ministry, conducting retreats, and praying the Rosary and Stations of the Cross with students In addition, she has traveled to Tallahassee for Catholic Days at the Capitol with students, and has initiated the CN Youth Group.   “Working at a Catholic school has given me the unique opportunity to lead students to find God in all things and to help form the whole person – mind, body and spirit. I am most grateful to God for leading me to Newman to follow my life’s vocation and to make many lasting friendships.”


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