Brother James Spooner Holy Cross Heart and Mind Award

According to Blessed Basil Moreau, the foundation of a Holy Cross school is one in which education and instruction should always be placed side by side, "the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart."

As Holy Cross educators it is our responsibility to prepare our students to be change agents within our society. The Brother James Spooner Holy Cross Heart and Mind Award honors Hoban employees who live Moreau's vision of inspiring the heart and mind.

Similar to the Monsignor Dowed Award, this award singles out a faculty or staff member who makes outstanding contributions of their time, effort and talent to inspire Hoban students.

Recipients meet the following requirements:

  • Hoban Faculty or Staff members with at least 5 years experience in the Hoban Community
  • Model this year's theme of Integrity during daily interactions with students, parents, and/or colleagues
  • Demonstrate a commitment to inspiring Hoban's students' Hearts and Minds.


Brother James Spooner, C.S.C., Associate Principal 2018
Amie Mancine, Science Teacher, Theology Teacher 2019
Kevin Hillery, Associate Principal of Student Services 2020
Chris Fahey, Theology Teacher, Christian Service Coordinator 2021
Mitch Wagner, Health and Wellness Coordinator 2022