Katherine Donahoo Nott ’90 Wins Nancy Wood Teaching Award

Katherine Donahoo Nott ’90, Christian Education teacher on the St. Mark’s Campus, is the 2021 recipient of the Nancy N. Wood Award for excellence in Teaching in the Lower School. In the words of her peers, she “personifies grace and serenity, a serenity rooted deep in her faith.” She “approaches every task, duty, or project with grace and positive energy.” Katherine professes her faith by testimony and example. In her Christian Education classes, Katherine engages her students with Bible stories and messages bringing to light the significance of these lessons. She offers guidance to her young students with nothing but kindness in her heart. She is a  devoted teacher and an exceptional role model both professionally and  spiritually. 

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.