Making the Grade Episode 1 Features Bishop Armando Ochoa and a Look at Catholic Education


Making the Grade, KNXT-TV’s new program promoting Catholic Education in the Diocese of Fresno, is hosted by Lisa Hendey, a member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Fresno, and Kim Cochran, Principal of St. Anthony of Padua School. In Episode 1, they interview Bishop Armando X. Ochoa and Superintendent Rick Sexton who will share with the diocese the importance of Catholic Education in the Church and their commitment to it and its evangelizing ministry in the diocese.

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Each month, KNXT-TV will be promoting Catholic Education through their newest program  “Making the Grade”. The show airs on the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 8:30PM, and on the following Friday @ 8:00PM. Please call KNXT-TV (559-488-7440) with any questions about or suggestions for this important new series here at KNXT-TV and tune in to watch the program streamed live at

In Episode 2 (April 11-12, 2013) hosts Kim Cochran and Lisa Hendey will focus on the topic of “Faith in our Catholic Schools”. Their guest for this episode is Carmalinda Gennock, a second grade teacher at St. Anthony’s School and winner of the 2013 NCEA Distinguished Teacher Award from the Department of Elementary Schools of the National Catholic Educational Association. Special features of this program will include our “Catholic School Graduate of the Month”, Pope Francis, and their “picks” for helping your family live the faith in your home and beyond. The “Inmate Bible Program” at Our Lady of Fatima School in Los Banos will be highlighted.

Look for Making the Grade Episode 2 coming soon.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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