Patterson-Strauss Travel Grant


Tony Strauss and Bob Patterson

JOURNEYS IN SELF ENRICHMENT

Unencumbered, senior faculty are encouraged to give free reign to their imaginations and to those deeply felt and enduring intellectual concerns that, because of too little time and funding, have been left unattended and unexplored. The intent of the Patterson- Strauss academic travel grant is that teachers will return to their classrooms inspired with new energy, new ideas, and new experiences.

GOAL

The goal of the Patterson- Strauss Grant is to fund a summer sabbatical program for senior faculty. Teachers will be responsible for bringing back to Country Day findings of their summer experiences in any variety of formats: a new or expanded elective, an assembly presentation, an article inConnections, or some other presentation.

SOURCE

Each year the Patterson-Strauss Grant is funded from the faculty leave pool and any interest earned from monies raised from the Patterson Memorial Fund.

ELIGIBILITY

Full-time teaching faculty who have completed 15 years of service at Country Day are eligible to apply for the grant.

SELECTION

Eligible full-time teachers will write a brief proposal. A committee of faculty members will select two individual proposals for approval by the Head of School. The committee’s primary criteria will be length of service and commitment to the school. Each applicant will be fully funded by a grant not exceeding $6,000, including transportation, meals, and living accommodations for immediate family members. Those receiving the grant will be informed in January of each year by the Head of School. Members of the selection committee will be ineligible to apply. Prior grant recipients will replace current members of the selection committee, serving on the committee following their summer away.

GRANT ORIGINS

The Patterson-Strauss Travel Fund honors long time faculty members Bob Patterson and Tony Strauss. They each had many interests and passions, but prominent among these passions was their love of teaching and teachers, and of course, students. Their legacy is to refresh and renew Country Day faculty through the travel grants, to expand and reignite curiosity and allow faculty to bring new perspectives and ideas into their classrooms.

MORE GRANT INFORMATION

For more information on the Patterson-Strauss Travel Grant, please contact Tim Dunn at (513) 979-0319 or dunnt@countryday.net.

Grant Recipients

Year

Teacher

Trip

2005

Bob Plummer

England

2006

Elvira Carrillo

Spain

Mary Paden

South Africa

2007

Sam Tumolo

Italy

Kathy Winter

Italy

2008

Bobbie Menter

Italy

Marshall Adams

US National Parks

2009

Susie Lewis

Germany

Howard Brownstein

Italy and Greece

2010

Pat Dunn

England and Ireland

Jeanne Corbus

US National Parks

2011

Paula Butler

London and Scotland

Anna Hartle

Germany

2012

Tim Dunn

France and Italy

Ully Marin

Paris

2013

Merle Black

California coast: SF and LA

Andrea Rogers

Ireland/Scotland

2014

Louise Hausman

Vermont (Art New England program)

Molly Petre

Ireland/Northern Ireland

2015

Steve Conner

Northwest U.S.

Jan French

Galapagos Islands

2016

Beth Langenbahn

Alaska

Laura Rue

France and Italy

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