First grade teacher Tillie Scarritt was named this year’s recipient of the Uhry/Thompson Award at the Annual Faculty Tea on May 15.
The award recognizes a teacher who best exemplifies the spirit of two former Calhoun faculty members – characterized by mastery of academic discipline, the ability to make learning come alive, and a willingness to give meticulous attention to each student’s individual needs. The recipient is chosen by the Head of School and the division directors.
Tillie has taught at Calhoun for 27 years. Throughout her work, she has played a key role in developing Lower School curriculum, mentoring new faculty members, and upholding a number of beloved Calhoun traditions, such as the first grade mammal museum and pocket people projects.
“[Tillie’s] ability to get to know each child enables her to bring out the very best in every student… Her commitment to making each student feel safe and loved has engendered a love of learning in the hundreds of students lucky enough to have had her as a teacher,” said Head of School Steve Solnick, who presented the award.
The Annual Tea is hosted each year by the Parents Association to celebrate and thank Calhoun’s faculty and staff. In addition to the school’s Uhry/Thompson presentation, the PA awards tribute gifts to employees marking milestone anniversaries.
See the full list of faculty/staff who were recognized at the Annual Tea below:
Lisa Bianchi Merritt