Founders Day 2023
TEACHER: Sarah Christy, Averill Park High School, Averill Park, NY (nominated by Francesca Morone '26)
SUBJECT: Music and Choir Teacher
Founders Day 2022
TEACHER: Pablo Garcia, a mathematics and computer science teacher at the Schechter School of Long Island, nominated by Mayah Teplitskiy '25.
Founders Day 2021
TEACHER: Rachel D. Deschand (Lalji) ’11, a Latin Teacher from Bronx School of Law and Finance, NY, nominated by Juan Valdez ’24.
Founders Day 2020
TEACHER: Zachary F. Rittner ‘12, a Biology and Environmental Science Teacher from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, NJ, nominated by Maryam Ramjohn ’23.
SUBJECT: Biology and Environmental Science
Founders Day 2019
TEACHER: Teresa A. Henderson, a Visual Arts and Design Teacher and Chair at Manlius Pebble Hill School in Syracuse, NY, nominated by Lillian Maresco ’22.
SUBJECT: Visual Arts & Design
Founders Day 2018
TEACHER: Stephanie Nichols, a Mathematics Specialist at Arlington (Va.) Public School, nominated by Sophie Huther ’21.
Founders Day 2017
TEACHER: Mark William Potter, a Religion Teacher at Newton Country Day School of Sacred Heart, Newton, MA, nominated by Katharine Beal ’20.
Founders Day 2016
TEACHER: David J. Epstein, Band Director at Classical Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, nominated by Zachary Sayah ’18.
Founders Day 2015
TEACHER: Katerina Toulatos, a Spanish Teacher at Millennium High School in New York City, nominated by Lai Wa Song ‘17.
Founders Day 2014
TEACHER: Christian M. Talbot, formerly an English and Art History Teacher at Regis High School in New York City, currently the Head of School at Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern, P.A., nominated by Jakub Kaczmarzyk ’16.
SUBJECT: English/Art History
Founders Day 2013
TEACHER: James L. Iacketta, Stillwater Central Schools in New York, nominated by Samantha Griffiths ’15.
Founders Day 2012
TEACHER: Samuel Salamone ‘00, Little Falls High School in New York, nominated by Richard Harris '14.
Founders Day 2011
TEACHER: Shelly Stearns, Flagstaff High School in Arizona, nominated by Keilah A. Creedon ‘14.
Founders Day 2010
TEACHER: Elizabeth M. Bossong, Vestal Senior High School in New York, nominated by Misty Shah ‘12.
Founders Day 2009
TEACHER: Daniel Frio, Wayland High School in Massachusetts, nominated by Priscilla Wright ‘12.
Founders Day 2008
TEACHER: Mark C. Litton, Miramonte High School in California, nominated by Thanh-Mai Bui-Duy.
Founders Day 2007
TEACHER: Laurence P. Brown ’74, Scarsdale High School in New York, nominated by William Friedman ’10.
SUBJECT: Social Science
Founders Day 2006
TEACHER: Heidi Ledet, Spackenkill High School in New York, nominated by Rebecca Marrone ‘08.
Founders Day 2005
Founders Day 2004
Founders Day 2003
TEACHER: Herbert Taylor, Hamburg High School in New York, nominated by Heather Lockrow ‘05.
Founders Day 2002
TEACHER: David Magnussen, Cohasset High School in Massachusetts, nominated by Sarah Kidder ‘05.
SUBJECT: Marine Science
Founders Day 2001
TEACHER: Lakshmi Rao, Brighton High School in New York, nominated by Rosabeth Kriegler ‘03.
Founders Day 2000
TEACHER: William G. Clarke, Franklin D. Roosevelt High School in New York, nominated by Diana Voskoboynik ‘02. Arthur Piancone, Hackettstown High School in New Jersey, nominated by Alexandra Lohse ‘03. Andrew Rork, Saddle River Day School in New Jersey, nominated by Megann Denefrio ‘03. Ann F. G. Serow, Kingswood-Oxford School in Connecticut, nominated by Charles Tuthill ‘02.
SUBJECT: Science, History, History, History
Founders Day 1999
TEACHER: Vincent W. Nugent, Rhinebeck High School in New York, nominated by Michaela A. Cautela ‘02. William J. Oliver, Fair Lawn High School in New Jersey, nominated by Anna Kertser ‘02.
SUBJECT: English, Science
Founders Day 1998
TEACHER: Orlando R. Pandolfi, Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, nominated by Seth M. Carrier ‘00. Stephen Radice, Edward R. Murrow High School in New York, nominated by Sofia Mazo ‘01. Carol J. Yacono, Wilson Magnet High School in New York, nominated by Kamasha I. Hendrickson ‘00.
SUBJECT: Music, Science, English
Founders Day 1997
TEACHER: Preston Hayes, Glenbrook South High School in Illinois, nominated by Christine Rho ‘00. Roger Richardson, Friends Academy in New York, nominated by Sameer Sayeed ‘00. Penelope Reed, The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, nominated by Stephen Eichfeld ‘00.
SUBJECT: Physics, Physics, English/Theater
Founders Day 1996
TEACHER: Rita Livingston, Kelly Walsh High School in Wyoming, nominated by Graham Bryce ‘98.
Founders Day 1995
TEACHER: Joseph J. Burke, Massena Central High School in New York, nominated by Carol E. Case ‘97. Edward Gagnon, Bishop Feehan High School in Massachusetts, nominated by Katherine J. Goldman ‘97.
SUBJECT: Music, History
Founders Day 1994
TEACHER: Sheri Willems, Brandywine High School in Michigan, nominated by Jason W. Lietz ‘94.
Founders Day 1993
TEACHER: Charlotte Huey, Springfield Gardens High School in New York, nominated by Evans Legros ‘93.
Founders Day 1992
TEACHER: Carol D’Angelo, Scarsdale High School in New York. Ion Theodore, Horace Mann School in New York. Margaret Ruckman, Fredonia High School in New York (nominating student information not available).
SUBJECT: Spanish, Art, English
Founders Day 1991
TEACHER: Sister Justina Daley, Notre Dame Academy in Massachusetts. Arthur Resnick, Heathcote School in New York. Sheila Spalter, Abraham Lincoln High School in New York (nominating student information not available).
SUBJECT: Music/Religion, Physical Education, Unknown