The David K. Guite Spirit Award
In its inaugural year of 2006, David Guite, principal of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Galena Park, was a committed member of the Steps for Students 5K Run Steering Committee. Before leading the school community at Our Lady of Fatima, David was a faculty member at St. Pius X High School where he taught Ethics. To the network of Catholic Schools, David was many things: a teacher, an administrator, a friend. He was even a lawyer before he felt the calling to work in Catholic schools, but the Steps for Students Committee will always remember him as our friend and someone who worked tirelessly to ensure that all students who wanted the foundation of a Catholic education were afforded the opportunity. His enthusiasm, faith, and dedication truly embodied the ideal of a Catholic educator and inspired all who knew him. May his example continue to inspire us all to be advocates for Catholic education.
The Steps for Students Steering Committee honors the memory of our friend and colleague with the annual presentation of our highest award.