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Faculty Recognized at Annual Awards Celebration

This week, we hosted the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony, which honors, promotes and celebrates great teaching and recognizes the outstanding work and tireless dedication of our MICDS faculty. “As educators, our business is alchemy. Rather than transforming base metals into gold, each and every day you help children become their best selves,” said Head of School Lisa Lyle before announcing the awardees.

The School is able to present summer sabbaticals, fellowships, merit awards and Chairs of Distinguished Teaching because of the generosity of alumni and friends who value their experiences at Mary Institute, St. Louis Country Day School and MICDS. Congratulations to the 2018 honorees!

Summer Sabbaticals & Fellowships

Mary Institute Class of 1957 Faculty Development Fund combined with Edward M. Rivinus Summer Sabbatical
Tanya Roth

Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. ’34 Summer Sabbatical
Marshall McCurties

Thomas Family Fellowship
Mark Duvall

Polk Family Summer Sabbatical Fellowship for the Teaching of English
Chris Rappleye

Carol B. & Jerome T. Loeb Fund for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics
Tim Canavan, Dustin Delfin, Lev Guter and Krystal White (these recipients will be joined by other faculty for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference)

Merit Awards

Mary Institute Class of 1940 Annual Faculty Award
Robin Campbell

Country Day School Class of 1958 « Extra Effort » Award
Ben Krueger, Branson Lawrence, Ines Shultz and Soledad Villagomez

Dorothy Wray Roberts 1917 Faculty Merit Award
Bridget Wallace

Sears Foundation Faculty Merit Award
Janet Purdy and Christy Moore

Chairs of Distinguished Teaching

Albert G. Blanke Jr. ’28 Chair of Distinguished Teaching
Christine Mayer

Class of 1968 Chair of Distinguished Teaching
Nolan Clarke

Eugene A. Hecker Chair of Distinguished Teaching in Humanities
Christopher Barker

Ronald A. Holtman ’70 Chair of Distinguished Teaching and Coaching
Stacey Morgan

John R. Johnson Junior-Chair of Distinguished Teaching
Greg Huntoon

Craig E. Jones Chair of Distinguished Teaching
Brad Schaefer

Ethan A. H. Shepley ’41 Chair of Distinguished Teaching in English and Composition
David Terrell

Harriet Baur Spoehrer ’24 Chair of Distinguished Teaching
Chris Brennan

Marjorie Weisenburger ’32 Chair of Distinguished Teaching in Fine Arts
Barbara Spieler

Ronald S. Beasley Chair of Distinguished Teaching and Learning
Krystal White

Robert P. Hughes Chair of Distinguished Teaching and Coaching
Jack Fischer