Each year at Bright Lyke Night, Archbishop Lyke School recognizes someone who, in the spirit of Archbishop James P. Lyke continues to be a beacon of light to the Cleveland neighborhood, and to the school in particular. Sister Mary Beth Daly, SND, received the Archbishop Lyke School Honorary Beacon Award on Saturday, October 28, during the evenings festivities.
Sr. Mary Beth entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1967. She earned her Education degree at Notre Dame College and a Master’s degree in School Counseling at the University of Dayton.
Sr. Mary Beth has spent 44 years ministering in the inner city schools. She taught on the east side at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Francis before moving to the west side in 1985. In 1988, it was decided to merge St. Michael, St. Stephen and St. Boniface schools. Sr. Mary Beth was involved in this merger that created Metro Catholic School. As principal of the K-1 building and also teaching grade, 1, Sr. Mary Beth had the opportunity to meet Archbishop Lyke as they both attended a variety of diocesan events.
In 1997, Sister took her experience of merging schools to the newly merged Archbishop Lyke School where she served for 20 years.
Having retired in June 2017, Sr. Mary Beth currently is working as a child care provider at Blessing House, a crisis center for children in Lorain County. Blessing House, a SND Ministry, was founded by Sister Mary Berigan, SND.