Rebecca Hoadley Wins Timothy Award

Rebecca Hoadley, Visual Arts instructor, was named this year’s recipient of Episcopal’s Timothy Award in Chapel today.

The Timothy Award is presented annually to an Episcopal School of Jacksonville teacher who exemplifies the ideal of Christian service to students and to the community. The Timothy Award recognizes the service of the individual and the importance of a vital Christian faith in the daily life of Episcopal School of Jacksonville. The recipient of the award will receive a check for $2000 and will also designate the another $1000 gift to go to the charity of his or her choice.

Ms. Hoadley was nominated by several colleagues.

One co-worker remarked that Ms. Hoadley “is consistently full of the Lord’s joy, even when she is sick, tired, and thrown curve balls! Her heart for the Lord is strongly included in her teaching and mentoring. Rebecca has been a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, and a helping hand to many. Her loving guidance is not only shared with faculty and staff, but also with their students and co-workers.”

A second nomination said Ms. Hoadley “is dedicated to teaching! Her passion for her students has been infectious this year. She inspires [others] to be a better teacher and a better Christian.” 

A third nomination said, “When I have needed advice, she has given me sound scripture-based wisdom, without negativity or judgment.” 

“She has a servant’s heart,” said The Rev. Teresa Seagle, School Chaplain. “Whether it is a student, a co-worker, or a stranger, this teacher goes out of her way to help anyone and everyone. These examples merely scratch the surface of the deep and abiding passion for serving others exemplified in the life of this teacher.”

Ms. Hoadley is an accomplished artist in her own right who teaches Draw, Paint, Print for Upper School students. Her work is featured in galleries and showcases throughout Jacksonville and St. Augustine. She has also participated in Episcopal’s Lastinger Summer Scholars program, taking a summer residency in Ireland in 2017.

Congratulations, Ms. Hoadley!

Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. (1Tim 6:20a) This award is presented in loving memory of T.S. Roberts, Jr. and given by his family.