Denise Cinnamond Wins Wood Excellence in Education Award

Denise Cinnamond, Learning Specialist on the Beaches Campus, is the 2022 recipient of the Nancy N. Wood Award for excellence in Teaching in the Lower School.  Her peer nominations stated she “serves as an example of “leadership, integrity, and leadership to all,” while another shared that “she personifies quality in her teaching.” Yet another colleague observed that “she is prepared, innovative with ways to reach individual students, and is a true team player.” Congratulations, Denise!

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.