Nancy N. Wood Excellence in Education Award Recipients

Established in 2001, the Nancy N. Wood Excellence in Education Award will be awarded to a faculty member teaching in the Lower Schools. Named for former St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School Head of School, the purpose of the award is:

  • To recognize and reward faculty and teaching assistants who personify QUALITY in their teaching and in their influence on student learning.
  • To recognize and reward faculty and teaching assistants who consistently and unselfishly go ABOVE and BEYOND normal expectation of time, energy, and devotion in working with students.
  • To recognize a person who MOTIVATES STUDENTS to higher levels of achievement.
  • To recognize and reward faculty and teaching assistants who have consistently made use of opportunities for CONTINUING EDUCATION to improve themselves professionally.
  • To INSPIRE all Episcopal faculty and staff to pursue uncompromising excellence and caring in the classroom.

Listing of Previous Award winners:

2001 Nancy Wood

2002 Steve Williams

2003 Liz Robinson

2004 Mary Kathryn Smith

2005 Cathy Braude

2006 Kathy Betancourt

2007 Traci Salari

2008 Lauren Mahoney

2009 Drew Haramis

2010 Kelly Risdon

2011 Debby Graham

2012 Susanne Dailey

2013 Beville Anderson

2014 Maria Shelor

2015 Laura Fackler

2016 Sheryl Brantley

2017 Lynell Johnson

2018 Kathleen Caddell

2019 Elizabeth Alexander 

2020 Sarah Chitwood