Salesianum Teacher Awarded Prestigious Grant

Mr. Charlie Crawford Awarded Prestigious GrantSalesianum English Teacher Charlie Crawford has been awarded a grant to attend a seminar entitled Dante's Commedia. The six week seminar is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and will take place in the Italian region of Tuscany.


Mr. Crawford is one of 15 high school teachers selected from the over 200 who applied to for the seminar. "Charlie is our resident expert on Dante in the English Department," said Mrs. Mary Ann Sianni, English Department chair at Salesianum School. "Because he already teaches Dante in class, he can bring a great deal to the workshop, in addition to enhancing his own knowledge and understanding."


The purpose of the seminar is gain a greater understanding of Dante's Divine Comedy, or Commedia. Mr. Crawford has been teaching the work to students during his more than 25 years of teaching at Salesianum.


In 2006 Mr. Crawford also was awarded a grant to attend a seminar sponsored by the English Speaking Union to study at Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London.


Salesianum School is a Roman Catholic independent secondary school that teaches young men to Live Jesus, guided by the spirituality of Saint Francis de Sales, through a college preparatory education, enabling them to take their place in the world as Salesian gentlemen.