Congratulations to Amy Foster who was awarded the 2018 Arditti Fellowship on Friday, October 12, 2018. This endowed fellowship honors a member of our faculty for “teaching excellence”.

The Arditti Fellowship for Teaching Excellence Award was established in 1995 by Edward Arditti ’51 and his son Ted ’94 as a way to honor our teachers for their distinguished work and dedication. Criteria for consideration include outstanding knowledge of one’s field, commitment to our students and the educational program at Trinity-Pawling, and inclusion of new techniques and information in one’s teaching. Members of the faculty nominate the individual who best exemplifies these qualities.

This honor was bestowed upon Foster by the recommendation of her colleagues — the highest form of professional praise. These are some of their comments in support of her nomination:

“Amy’s classroom lacks the confines of a traditional classroom. It is everywhere. Similarly, Amy’s students are high school learners as well as lifelong learners. She is a champion teacher, challenging her students to learn and adapt to the rapidly changing world around her. She is creative, professionally persistent, and visionary.”

 “Amy is a tireless source of help for all of the boys who come to see her in the library. From Noodle Tools to password issues, she helps facilitate every boy’s educational experience. Additionally, Amy is tireless in supporting the faculty with numerous messages regarding professional development, wellness, mentoring, and general support. Amy is truly at the heart of the community both pastorally and academically. Amy is very deserving of this award.”

Thank you, Amy,  for your extraordinary dedication to the School!