LAKEVILLE —  Catholic S.E.A.L. (Specialized Education for All Learners) Foundation, an organization that provides funding for specialized education in Catholic schools, will honor Katherine Gaudet at the organization’s Learning to Soar Gala to be held Nov. 3, at Stonehill College in Easton. In recognition of her work as a steadfast pioneer and champion of innovative education for all children, particularly those with learning differences, Ms. Gaudet will receive the “Extraordinary Individual Award.”

A resident of Mattapoisett, she is the assistant head of School for Admissions and Community Engagement and president of the Innovation Center at Friends Academy in North Dartmouth. She founded the school’s Sally Borden Program in 2007 to offer a unique educational opportunity for children with language-based differences such as difficulty acquiring reading, spelling, written expression, math, organizational and/or study skills due to dyslexia or a specific language disability.

Recognized as a leader of best practices in the education of children with learning differences, the program has been visited by heads of other schools, university professors, and educational consultants who view it as model in the integration of technology, curricular excellence, innovative programs and program delivery.

Kerry Peroni, founder of the foundation, said in a press release, “As an educator for 44 years, Katherine Gaudet has been at the forefront of creating and adopting best practices for serving children with auditory processing deficits, attention deficit disorder, language-based learning challenges and dyslexia. The results of her efforts are tens of thousands of children with learning differences becoming successful, confident and personally-fulfilled adults.

“Her work in the education field and the mission of Catholic S.E.A.L. are both grounded in the firm conviction that each child learns differently — that one size does not fit all — and that all schools need to appropriately support each and every child in his or her efforts to meet with academic success.”

More information on Catholic S.E.A.L. can be found at catholicsealfoundation.com.