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.
NCGS is not currently accepting Christ Educator Prize nominations. The 2019-2020 cycle will open on November 22, 2019.
A committee of the NCGS Board of Trustees selects the Christ Educator Prize recipient.
2019-2020 Award Calendar
- November 22, 2019: Nominations open
- January 10, 2020: Nominations close
- Week of February 10, 2020: Recipient notified
- February 21, 2020: Recipient announced to NCGS community
- June 22-24, 2020: Award presented to recipient at the 2020 NCGS Conference, Stand Up, Speak Up: Girls Using Their Voices to Engage, Empower, and Enact