Madeira teachers receive Class of 1966 Fund award

February 13, 2018

Dr. Stacey Boyette, science instructor, Karate Sensei, and Master Teacher, and Dr. Keith Ward, Chair of the English Department, were chosen as the first recipients of the Class of 1966 Fund for Faculty Support award. 

The Class of 1966 Fund for Faculty Support was established in 2016 by members of the Madeira Class of 1966, in celebration of their 50th Reunion and affirming their conviction that the faculty and staff of Madeira were, and will always be, the School's most powerful educational asset.            

To further Madeira's commitment to the personal growth of its employees, the Class of 1966 Fund is designed to provide annual grants that supports the intellectual, physical, or spiritual aspirations of a teacher, administrator, or other staff member. The grant enables an individual to pursue a particular experience or activity that will expand, deepen, re-shape, or inform his or her personal growth.  

Examples might include a long sought-after travel experience, mastery of a fulfilling hobby, a pilgrimage of personal significance, introduction to a new area of learning, etc. The Class of 1966 Fund for Faculty Support emphasizes transformative personal endeavors, as distinguished from professional development restricted to employees' existing roles at Madeira.

All full-time faculty and staff who have been employees of the School for a minimum of five years are eligible for a Class of 1966 grant. Written nominations from the adult community were submitted and applicants made a formal written request for grant funds. The winners were randomly selected in a live drawing during a faculty/staff meeting.


Dr. Boyette plans to use her award to travel to Italy to study with an honored Karate Sensei, and Dr. Ward plans to take his family on a cross-country train trip to see family and experience the Canadian countryside. At the conclusion of their trips, they will share their experiences with the Madeira community via a short presentation.


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