Golf and Tennis Classic Honoree

Pam Moran and Mary Jane Ryan

Mary Jane Ryan and Pam Moran

The Mother Patricia Waldron Award honors a person "for faithful service in spirit of mercy with compassionate dedication and devotion to the Waldron Mercy Academy community." Former teachers Pam Moran and Mary Jane Ryan embody such faithful dedication and service.

Pam began her Mercy career in 1985 as a kindergarten teacher at Merion Mercy Academy Lower School for Girls. She continued as kindergarten teacher for the newly formed Waldron Mercy from its inception in 1987 until 2000 when she transitioned to pre-kindergarten, where she taught until her retirement in 2010.

In 1988, Mary Jane joined her good friend Pam at WMA as a kindergarten teacher. Mary Jane then taught third grade before transitioning to sixth grade, where she taught for 17 years. She then served as a fifth grade classroom teacher before retiring in 2012.

Pam and Mary Jane greatly impacted many lives over the past four decades of teaching at Waldron Mercy Academy. They took to heart the words of the Sisters of Mercy foundress Catherine McAuley, who said, “You must be cheerful and happy, animating all around you.” Mentions of Little Bear, the Thanksgiving Feast, the wedding of Q and U, and Author's Night still bring smiles to the faces of alums and parents of alums alike. It has been said that great teachers explain, demonstrate and inspire. Pam and Mary Jane did all that, while engaging their students in the learning process and encouraging young people to do their best, all in the spirit of mercy.

In addition, they were tremendous supporters of Waldron Mercy Academy and our mission. When Waldron Mercy replaced its roof, Pam used her creative talents to paint and decorate the original slates, which were then sold at Tigerfest. Mary Jane for many years organized WMA teachers to make monthly meals for a homeless shelter, Women of Change—an activity the staff continues today. They have always demonstrated and inspired mercy in Waldron Mercy Academy families.

It is with deep appreciation for their dedication, service, generosity and loyalty that we honor Pam Moran and Mary Jane Ryan with this award.

Join us for a dinner buffet and award ceremony on Monday, September 25, 2017, at Llanerch Country Club. The evening’s festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., following the annual Golf and Tennis Classic. All proceeds from the event benefit the Technology Program at Waldron Mercy. Visit the website to register, donate or for more information.

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