Sister Patricia Chelius Distinguished Service Award

The Sister Patricia Chelius Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual or group annually who both by word and deed have enriched the lives of the students of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Academy.

Past Honorees

2014: Sister Patricia Chelius, CSJ

2015: Brenda Brown

2016: Phyllis Lograno

2017: AnneMarie Greene

2018: Dina Tammaro

2019: Meg Flaherty

2020: DeSales Media Group

2021: Luis “Eduardo” Mendoza 

Sister Patricia Chelius, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Brentwood College. She earned both her Master’s Degree and New York State Certification in Administration and Supervision from Fordham University.

During her teaching career, Sister taught Grades 1, 3, 4 and 7 in various schools in the Brooklyn Diocese including Our Lady of Perpetual Help   and St. James in Brooklyn, and Holy Child Jesus and St. Benedict Joseph in Richmond Hill.

Sister’s last teaching assignment was here at St. Francis de Sales School. After teaching Grade 4 for eight years, Sister Patricia became Principal of our school and proudly served in that role for twenty-four years.