Faculty & Staff Honored

Thirteen faculty and staff members received special recognition at the annual end-of-school luncheon hosted by the Parents’ Association on May 30 in the Great Hall.
Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini recognized the following:
Ackerman Character Education Award was established by the Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Family to recognize a teacher whose work is focused on the total development of his or her students, with particular emphasis on character and morality. 
2023 Recipient:

  • Trent Calder, swimming and water polo coach
The John H. Murrell Excellence in Teaching Award was established as a means of recognizing and rewarding teachers for outstanding classroom teaching. It is also a method for providing incentives to mid-career teachers to remain in the teaching profession. The program is intended to be a tangible expression of gratitude to members of the St. Mark’s faculty for their outstanding work. 
2023 Recipients:
  • Matt Dillon, Lower School science specialist
  • David Evans, Spanish instructor
  • Liz Kraft, Middle School mathematics instructor 
The Superior Staff Award is given to members of the non-teaching staff, nominated by their colleagues, for their outstanding support of the parents, faculty, staff and students of St. Mark’s. 
2023 Recipients:
  • Kevin Boone, technology specialist
  • Don Denman, grounds supervisor
A Special Award was also presented to the following staff member for her tireless work in providing extraordinary catering services for a wide variety of campus events and activities:
  • Lola Miller, catering director
The Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award is given annually to a teacher or staff member of St. Mark’s School of Texas who has made an important and pioneering contribution to the mission of the school and the school community.
2023 Recipient:
  • Scott Hunt, holder of the Arnold E. Holtberg Master Teaching Chair, director of student travel and photography instructor.

2023 finalists:
  • Sherri Darver, Lower School head
  • Dan Northcut, director of Environmental Studies
Dini also recognized retiring and faculty and staff members:
  • Sherri Darver
  • Ellen Jurgens
  • Emma Noble
  • Paul Hoehn
More than 15 members of the Parents’ Association, led by outgoing President Julie Clark, hosted the final Faculty/Staff luncheon.
    • Trent Calder

    • Matt Dillon

    • David Evans

    • Liz Kraft

    • Kevin Boone

    • Don Denman

    • Lola Miller

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