Greg Faulhaber and Tara McMullen Hofstetter are the 2019 recipients of the Lee S. Pattison Distinguished Teacher Award at Cincinnati Country Day School. Faulhaber is the Upper School mathematics department chair, and Hofstetter is an Early Childhood teacher. Also, Tina Moulin, Lower School administrative assistant and director of summer programs, is the first recipient of a new CCDS Staff Recognition Award.
Both include recognition at the annual year-end meeting and a cash award.
The Pattison Award is named for Upper School teacher Lee S. Pattison, who taught history at Country Day from 1946-1988. One or two outstanding faculty members receive the honor each year.
First granted in 1989, the Lee S. Pattison Distinguished Teacher Award seeks to celebrate teachers who best embody all that Pattison gave, day in and day out: loyalty, creativity, humor, flexibility and integrity.
Teachers nominate their peers by reflecting in writing how their nominees demonstrate each of the qualifying characteristics. A committee of administrators and alumni reviews the nominations and determines the winners.
The CCDS Staff Recognition Award recognizes distinguished service by a full-time or part-time member of the Cincinnati Country Day School staff who are non-teaching employees. One award will be given annually, based on outstanding workplace achievements that contribute to the school's excellence.
Any Country Day employee may nominate a staff member by submitting an individual's name and by providing a statement that attests to the staff member's contributions. The Head of School and Cabinet will select the yearly award recipient.
Head of School Tony Jaccaci, Staff Recognition Award winner Tina Moulin, and Pattison Award winners Tara McMullen Hofstetter and Greg Faulhaber.