The H. William Christ Educator Prize

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The H. William Christ Educator Prize is an annual award presented in honor of former NCGS Trustee and long-time visionary Head of Hathaway Brown School Bill Christ, established in 2016 by his friends at Hathaway Brown. NCGS presents this award to a man or woman who has demonstrated commitment to extraordinary teaching, program design, and/or curricular innovation in a member school.

NCGS member schools are proud of their tradition of excellence in the teaching of girls, and the Christ Educator Prize of $1,000 will honor that tradition in a way that inspires other girls’ school educators in their work. The Christ Educator will be an individual whose teaching efforts have been noted as innovative by his or her peers and institution. The recipient will reflect creative excellence, cutting edge programming, entrepreneurial teaching, and collaborative design in his/her teaching that characterized Bill Christ’s own leadership style as the quintessential “educator’s educator.” Additionally, the recipient will reflect the principles for which NCGS stands, including a commitment to collaboration, imagination, leadership, opportunity, integrity, and self-efficacy.

Selection Process

A committee of the NCGS Board of Trustees selects the Christ Educator Prize recipient.


The nomination cycle for the Christ Educator Prize is closed. Due to our inability to convene in person for the June 2020 Conference, the Christ Prize will be presented to the 2019-2020 recipient at the June 2021 Global Forum on Girls’ Education® III in Boston, Massachusetts.

The nomination cycle for the 2021-2022 Christ Educator Prize will open in November 2021.