Mrs. Kellie Landrum receives 2012 Herbst Award for Teaching Excellence

posted Apr 23, 2012, 10:49 AM by
St. John's is delighted to announce that one of our teachers, Mrs. Kellie Landrum, has been awarded the 2012 Award for Teaching Excellence by the Herbst Foundation. Members of the Foundation's Board visited the school on its first day back from the Pascha break (23rd April 2012), speaking to an all-school assembly at which Mrs. Landrum was honoured, together with the school, for outstanding commitment to teaching and excellence in learning.

This is the second consecutive year that at teacher from St. John's has received this award: in 2011 our Dean of Students, Mr. Seraphim Winslow, was similarly honoured.

At the presentation of Mrs. Landrum's award, the Herbst Foundation representative read a portion from her selection document:

"Mrs. Landrum’s teaching is built on a variety of teaching strategies that bring her subjects alive to her students. Herself having studied creative writing through to the Masters Level, she is able to draw in her students’ attention through storytelling and creative engagement with the materials to hand; and her expertise also as an art teacher means that she regularly draws together artistic and other creative media to bring materials to life for her students. She is able to bring abstract materials to life, and draw out the best in her students’ creativity and desire to engage with often difficult materials."

The Herbst Foundation Award for Teaching Excellent includes a personal grant for the recipient, as well as a generous $5,000.00 grant for St. John's Academy, to further its commitment toward ongoing teacher development, training and provision.

We hope you will join us in congratulating Mrs. Landrum on this excellent achievement.