Bev Brown Excellence in Teaching Award 20-21 Recipients Announced

Named after iconic Annie Wright art teacher Beverley Brown, this award is presented annually to the faculty member who most successfully challenges, motivates and supports students.

There is no professional development for effective teaching during a global health pandemic, just as there was no playbook for the AWS faculty this year. Live-streaming, hybrid, and in-person education; each shift coming suddenly. Excellence requires confidence, expertise, flexibility, and empathy. As we considered the winner of the Bev Brown Excellence in Teaching, we looked for the teacher who rose above others in their ability to deliver a stellar education to their students, a teacher who successfully managed the online and in-person task, a teacher who never failed to keep students at the heart of their instruction. Looking across the faculty, the choice became obvious. No one teacher rose above the others because every teacher rose. Every single teacher at AWS distinguished themselves this year. With deep gratitude and boundless esteem, the Beverley Brown Excellence in Teaching Award is awarded to the AWS Faculty. In its time of greatest need, Annie Wright Schools were blessed to have this faculty. They carried us through.


Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403


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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer coed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.