St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School and the Board of Trustees are proud to announce Mrs. Elizabeth “Bebe” Alexander, Art Teacher, as the 2018-19 school year recipient of the Nancy N. Wood Excellence in Education Award. Faculty and staff nominate peers for the award, and these are then reviewed by an award selection committee consisting of Board members.
In 2001, the Board established this award to recognize and reward teachers or staff members who consistently and unselfishly go above and beyond normal expectations of time, energy, and devotion in working with students. Named in honor of the retirement of past Headmistress, Nancy N. Wood, the award is presented annually to a faculty or staff member who personifies quality in their teaching and in their influence on student learning.
Bebe is admired by her colleagues not only for her passion for art but for St. Mark’s. For 5 years, she has graced the St. Mark’s campus with creativity, a strong commitment to her job and her students, and a supportive friendship with those that surround her. She consistently encourages her students to be creative in any way they choose. Every nomination Bebe received also recognized that this year’s inaugural A Vision for Art event would not have been possible without her.