“Good is constantly being done.” - Founder of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Father André Coindre
The Brother Martin faculty and staff joined together for the 29th annual Brother More Schaefer Recognition Ceremony held at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Matt Lambert ’98 was recognized as this year’s Brother More Schaefer Faculty Award recipient. Brother More Schaefer, S.C., who was known as Master Educator, served in various roles during his vocation at Brother Martin High School. In whatever place and in whatever position he served, he was always thorough, professional, challenging and concerned. In a word, he loved.
Principal Ryan Gallagher ’00 stated, “Matt is the embodiment of excellence in Instruction, Formation, and Witness- just like Brother More- and yet all in his own way.”
Lambert, who joined Brother Martin in 2004 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Louisiana State University, educates our young men with dynamism and fidelity in and out of the classroom while embracing the charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and their Partners in Mission. “Teaching and coaching are what I love to do and it is all about being a TEAM and FAMILY,” said Lambert. He also articulated that “people give of themselves here at Brother Martin every day for one another while pulling in the same direction for a common goal.”
In his 16 years on Elysian Fields, Lambert continues to grow as a teacher, coach, and most importantly as a person. Passionately having served as head wrestling coach, an 8th-grade baseball coach, the 7th and 8th-grade trip coordinator, College Run coordinator, an assistant in the Admissions Office, and Fishing Club moderator, Lambert constantly helps students know that God loves them. Lambert’s current work as a member of the Mathematics Department and Formation Center, athletics assistant, and head 8th-grade baseball coach continues to allow him to provide formation to all students in which he comes in contact. One colleague emphasized this and even said that Matt takes “care of every young man he encounters along the way while reminding his students on a daily basis that God loves them.”
“I haven’t done anything special, I have just done my job to the best of my ability. But I have had the honor and privilege to do it at the best school, with the best students, and with you the best faculty! Thank you,” stated Lambert.
In addition, James Casadaban, Sr. '79 was recognized as this year’s Founders Medal recipient and is an example of excellence at our school. Casadaban is currently the head coach for our Crusader Wrestling Club and a longtime supporter of Brother Martin High School since his time as a student.
Several faculty members were recognized for their years of service at Brother Martin. Those honored for 20 years of service were Bro. Neri Falgout, S.C. ‘46 SA, Judy Rodriguez, and Melanie Williams. The faculty members recognized for 30 years of service were Steve Ricks, Mark Wisniewski ‘81 and Robert “Bob” Masson ‘63 CJ. Lastly, recognition for 40 years went to Barry Hebert ‘74.
Congratulations to all of the Brother Martin faculty members who received an award or special recognition for their dedication and service to our school’s mission.