First presented in 2004, the Loudermilk Family Foundation Award recognizes as individual varsity coach who serves as a role model for other coaches, players, parents, and fans and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, a well-balanced approach to life, sportsmanship, and cooperation within the community. The nominee must be a member of the school staff (full or part time), must have served Lovett as an interscholastic coach for at least three years, must be a current varsity coach, and must be returning the following year.
Past recipients: Jim Glasser, Chuck Melito, George Pribish, Steve Allen, Mary Buczek, Mike Muschamp, Ricky Davis, Jimmy Jewell, Tommy Stucky, Colleen Bailey, Bryan Overly, Lance Oubs, Sean DelFavro, Nolan Morris
Established in 2012, this award is given annually to an employee who contributes to the Lovett community, in both their official and unofficial duties, by being a positive and supportive influence of good character. The recipient is one who displays an unselfish concern for others and leads by example through a life of integrity, high character, modesty, and respect for others. The recipient receives both a cash award and a stipend to help support school programs that promote character and leadership. Nominations for this award are solicited from employees of Lovett and Lovett students.
Past recipients: Lisa Goldie, Charles Astin, Lynn Elliot, Angela Morris-Long, Hershel Moon, Anne Page
In 1997, The Lovett School established an award to honor Charles Oakley who, in 36 years of service to the school, demonstrated uncommon skill and tireless generosity of spirit to members of the entire Lovett community. The recipient of the Oakley Service Award is that person determined most closely to follow Charlie's example of dedicated, highly effective service to others. All employees who have been with the school for five years are eligible for consideration, and any staff member may place the name of a colleague in nomination. The selection committee is composed of the Headmaster, the Business Manager, and the Directors of Athletics, Fine Arts, and Development.
Past recipients: Charlie Oakley, Miriam Taylor, Rob Carder, Jerry Beadle, Mike Lanning, Greg Hamrick, Jeff Rountree, Vikki Harris, Sam Evins, Meredith Statler, Beverly Hamrick, Sandy Watson, Lynn Elliott, Hershel Moon, Aaron Jessie, Betty Owlett, Barbara Edmundson, Rick Godfrey, Gina Conrad, Mary Holloway Timberlake '75, Russ Malsnee
Past recipients: Diane Brantley, Thomas Danielly, Pamela Thomas, Lora Terry, Jerry Griffin, Joe Williams
Made possible through a gift from the James R. and Lana B. Stephen Family Fund, this award honors junior Upper School faculty who define the present and future excellence of the school. In creating this fund, the family of Lana and Jim Stephen hopes to acknowledge educators who cultivate lifelong learners. The ideal recipient will foster curiosity, creativity, and intuition through adaptive instruction.
Past recipients: Jonathan Newman, Emily Anderson, Courtney Moss, Nolan Morris, Molly Arkon, Agnes Browning, Mary Kay Waterman, Wade Morris '00, Diane Staats
Established anonymously through the gift of parents of alumni, the annual Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award will recognize an exceptionally talented classroom teacher whose teaching methods, knowledge, and compassionate spirit have made a very significant impression on students. Award recipients will receive a personal stipend, as well as a stipend for classroom use. All alumni who graduated three years ago or longer from Lovett are eligible to nominate a teacher who best represents the aforementioned criteria.
Past recipients: Jay Freer '78, Ken Rau, Robin Fuller, Dick Hall, Dan Dalke, Ann Swartz, Bryan Overly, Richard Chase, Tina Davis, Karey Walter, Ben Posten, Ken Rau
A Lovett family made a memorial contribution to the school's endowment which generates funding for an annual award to be presented to a Lovett faculty member or administrator who has provided an exceptionally high degree of individual attention to and concern for students in all areas of school life. The recipient must be actively involved in classroom teaching. The Surdyk Award Committee, consisting of the Headmaster, the Principals, and the Academic Dean, meets each spring to select the person who best exemplifies these characteristics. Any faculty or staff member may recommend a nominee to the committee. Neither length of employment at Lovett nor intention to return for the coming year is a consideration. While the use of the award is unrestricted, the donors are hopeful that some of the proceeds can assist with the recipient's development of the craft of teaching.
Past recipients: Sam Rothermel, Lloyd Fonvielle, Sandy Sturgeon, Tim Shafer, Betty Smith, Bill Holleman, Fred Rawe, Sam McCarthy, Lynn Elliott, Steve Allen, Linda Drake, Clara Traver, Jeff Stachura, Ann Swartz, Marianne Beverly, Jill Melito, Julie Guthrie Smith, Stacie Penland, Alice Empire, Sue Copps, Mary Spencer, Angela Morris-Long, Colleen Bailey, Barbara Wyle, Ed Billingslea, Kim Blass, Wade Reck, Christian Young, Jay Freer '78
Realizing that our co-teachers have a vital role in the education of Lovett's youngest children, the award was established in 2011.
Past recipients: Emily Schultz, Kenyon Boatfield, Linda Weiner, Melinda Rue, Beth Tucker, Elizabeth Perkins, Colleen Bailey
In 2009, longtime Lovett friends and supporters Carla and Leonard Wood created the Wood Family Distinguished Teaching Fellowship through a marvelous challenge gift to Lovett. Many dozens of Lovett’s friends responded generously to this challenge, allowing us to award this fellowship for the first time in 2014. The fellowship provides a wonderful stipend to a teacher in recognition of his or her exceptional skills and accomplishments as a master teacher. The award furthers many of the goals that Carla and Leonard and Lovett hold so dear for our teachers: pursuit of excellence, life-long learning, creative thought and instruction, and the nurture of the whole child.
Past recipients: Stutz Wimmer, Andrea Morgan, Jonathan Newman
|1984||Bob Braddy, Anne Brandau Fuentes, Olympia Conant, Robin Fuller, Jim Glasser, Helen Letts, Beverly Webb|
|1985||Lynn Elliott, Dick Hall, Charlie Oakley, Teeny Parker|
|1986||Kitty Hand, Bill Railey, Charlotte Walker, Jackie Walker|
|1987||Claudia Dickens, Susan Evins, Bettye Jo Martin, Mike Shields|
|1988||Carolyn Alexander, Ellen Brueck, Sharon Flores, Joni Janis|
|1989||Tom Bartelt, Kim Johnston, Ken Rau, Becky Spotts|
|1990||Gayle Brown, Andrea Morgan, Ben Posten, Cherie Schofield|
|1991||Sandra Almond, Georgia Ekonomou, Joe Ewbank, Mariane Schaum|
|1992||Mary Lou Williams, Connie Braddy, Rick Chase, Jay Freer|
|1993||Beth Chenault, Edi Houghton, Ed Lawrence, Carol Ordover|
|1994||Marc Mallet, Judy Maziar, Bill Nichols, Shirley Spooner|
|1995||Jim Crowley, Larry Herbert, Sandy Sturgeon, Nancy Walton|
|1996||Jenny Casanave, Lynn Magee, Susan Ralls, Stutz Wimmer|
|1997||Rozzie Bird, Conway Farmer, Mary Hatfield, Ruth Walker|
|1998||Donna Becker, Diane Husmann, Jan Pylant, Maria Rawe|
|1999||Marianne Beverly, Wayne Parker, Laura VanderHart, Tom Zwierlein|
|2000||Steve Bickley, Jimmy Jewell, Lesley Robertson, Nancy Spetnagel|
|2001||Dan Dalke, Alice Empie, Gayle Greenwood, Jill Melito|
|2002||Martha Osborne, Ken Vesey, Mike Sanders, Andy Sayles|
|2003||Susie Davis, Gerald Frasier, Dana Graham, Karey Walter|
|2004||Ricky Davis, Jeff Morton, Patrick Mourjan, Kay Saunders|
|2005||George Pribish, Dominique Bennett, Louise Ray, Elvira Chinen|
|2006||Jim Wingate, Sara King, Bryan Overly, Mary Stark|
|2007||Pat Costen, Bridget Peerless, Ann Swartz, Mallorie Dubugnon|
|2008||Angela Mitchell, Diane McEwen, Christina Benson Smith, Deborah DaCunha Watson|
|2009||Maria Drinkard, Dora Xavier, Holley McBroom, Bernadette May-Beaver|
|2010||Faye Odom, Anna Sterne, Sandra Switzer, Mark May-Beaver|
|2011||Heidi Gray, Sarah Spiers, Sara Cameli, Laurie Smilack|
|2012||Tricia Buce, Michelle Murphy, Kim Morgan, Bettye Manning|
|2013||Trish Carter, Chris Ekholm, Karen McLeavy, Don Rigler|
|2014||Sarah Raymer, Paige Hager, Debi Ohayon, Alex Reynolds|
|2015||Amy Darsey, Jennifer Reynolds, Betty Hu, Lannitra Peaks|
|2016||Margia Swaim, Tommy Jones, Kelly Ryan, Jennifer Wilson|
|2017||Laura Jordan, Jennifer Murphy, Rene Houngblame, Teresa Young|
In 1994, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dinos, realizing the value of excellence in teaching, established this endowed fund to provide an annual supplement to a Middle School faculty member who is a master teacher. The recipient is selected on the basis of having superior classroom teaching skills, the ability to motivate students, and a deep commitment to the teaching profession. The committee to select the recipient is composed of the Headmaster, the Middle School Principal, and past recipients of the award.
Past recipients: Becky Spotts, Sam McCarthy, Marc Mallet, Nancy Walton, Juli Fleming, Robin Fuller, Andy Sayles, Ben Posten, Andrea Morgan, Anna Sterne, Kelly Lecceardone, Lannitra Peaks-Turner
Recognizing the value of excellent teaching and as an encouragement to a "master teacher" in the Upper School, the Loridans Foundation established this fund in 1992. The recipient is selected on the basis of having excellent classroom skills, the ability to motivate students, and having a keen interest in and commitment to the teaching profession.
Past recipients: Bob Braddy, Ken Rau, Randy Murphy, Mike Sanders, Angela Mitchell, Karen McLeavy
In 1994, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood, realizing the value of excellence in teaching, established an Endowed Master Teacher Chair to provide an annual supplement to a Lower School faculty member who is a master teacher. The recipient is selected on the basis of having superior classroom teaching skills, the ability to motivate students, and a deep commitment to the teaching profession. The committee to select this recipient is composed of the Lower School Principal, Assistant Principal, and the past recipients of the award.
Past recipients: Edi Houghton, Connie Braddy, Susan Ralls, Andrea Morgan, Trish Carter, Stephanie Bullock, Mary Stark, Sarah Spiers
In support of the strong tradition of exceptional teaching and fine arts at Lovett, the Fine Arts Teaching Award was established in 2007, thanks to the generosity of Lovett parents Richard and Kathy Lee, to reward excellent fine arts instructors and thus help attract and retain the best fine arts faculty possible. The recipient is nominated by the Fine Arts faculty.
Past recipients: Beth Chenault, Karey Walter, Anne Page, Stutz Wimmer, Michael Halad, Charissa Gransden, Amy Story, Susan McCluskey, Chris Ekholm, Katy McDougal
The Mathews Family Fellowship was established through the generosity of Jane and George Mathews. The fund is designed to reward exceptional Lower School instructors and support the goals of attracting, developing, and retaining the best faculty possible. The ideal Mathews Family Fellowship recipient would be an experienced Lower School teacher who demonstrates a passion for lifelong learning, professionalism, and creative teaching skills, while serving as a role model for both students and faculty.
Past recipients: Jeff Morton, Laurie Smilack, Jennifer Tatasciore
Established by Jennifer and David Kahn '81, this award is considered the highest recognition of a teacher in the Middle School at Lovett. The award recipient is a full-time teacher who best exemplifies a passion and love for teaching, is an example of a life-long learner, is highly respected and admired for devotion to young people, and demonstrates excellence in his.her crafts as a teacher. The Kahn Fellow has a positive and warm working relationship with other faculty and staff members, contributes to the success of and supports the entire school program, believes in and promotes Lovett's mission of developing the "whole child," inspires individuals to realize their full potential as students and human beings, and is a positive and supportive leader whose influence guides and encourages students and peers. The award is given every five years.
Past recipients: Andy Sayles, Anna Sterne
Past recipients: Melissa McNally, Claire Mracek, Stacia Boatwright, Glenn Austin, Bernadette May-Beaver, Mike Sanders, Brian Patterson, Katy McDougal, Amy Darsey, Laura Jordan, Jennifer Murphy, Yesenia Alonzo, Heidi Gray, Sandra Switzer, Rebecca Hirsch, Susan Ralls, Gayle Greenwood, Carla Civita-Garcia, Symphony Romaine, Jeff Wierzba, Wade Reck, Mark May-Beaver, Jennifer King, Jennifer Blake, Deb Ulrich, Ashley Schick