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Faculty and Staff Recognized at End-of-Year Reception


Ravenscroft faculty and staff celebrated their colleagues and a successful year during an afternoon reception held April 29 in the Olander Center for Student Life at the A.E. Finley Activity Center.

In keeping with a long tradition, a number of awards recognized employees for their outstanding work. 

Helton Award recipients Allison Tierney, Megan Moody, Brittany Gresham, Melanie Eldredge, Tommy Vestal, Jacki Goodson-Smith, Jessie Tesh and Shelley Brown

Helton Awards, given in recognition of excellence in teaching and outstanding service to the school, went to:

  • Shelley Brown

  • Melanie Eldredge

  • Brittany Grisham

  • Jacki Goodson-Smith

  • Megan Moody

  • Jessie Tesh

  • Allison Tierney

  • Tommy Vestal

Qubain Awards for Teaching Excellence, which recognize deserving teachers in all three school divisions, were given to:

  • Jordy Baende

  • Gabe Clark

  • Clockwise from top: Qubain Award recipients Gabe Clark, Ali Olney, Lindsey McKearney and Jorden Baende (not pictured: Frank Regalbuto); Parents’ Association Award recipient Tegan Stanford; OHerron Award recipients Jim Martin and Chiu-Ping Lin

    Lindsey McKearney

  • Ali Onley

  • Frank Regalbuto

O’Herron Awards, which recognize teachers for their devotion to the teaching profession, were presented to:

  • Chiu-Ping Lin

  • Jim Martin

The Parents’ Association Distinguished Faculty Award was given to Tegan Stanford.

In addition, these faculty and staff were recognized for milestone years of service:

10 years

  • Sarah Baker

  • Wes Brown

  • Jennifer Davis

  • Sean Kennedy

  • Steve Parker

  • Courtney Peebles

15 years

  • Chris Farrow

  • Chris Kay

20 years

  • Shelly Micyus

  • Amy Pendergrass

Celebrating 25 years at Ravenscroft: Jonathan Avery, David McChesney, Melissa Spainhour and Doreen Kelly

25 years

  • Jonathan Avery

  • Doreen Kelly

  • David McChesney

  • Melissa Spainhour

30 years: Terri Bednarz

40 years: Greg Long

These employees received hearty congratulations for their career longevity at Ravenscroft:

  • Amy Bright: 32 years

  • Bill Pruden: 33 years

  • Chris Harper: 41 years

  • Ned Gonet: 43 years

Congratulations to all!

In addition to these awards and milestones, board chair Laura Helton Kalorin ’92 shared the news that Head of School Doreen Kelly — who steps down in June after serving in that role for 21 years and for 25 years total — was to be inducted into the Ravenscroft Alumni Association’s Class of 1862 on May 3, an award that bestows honorary alumni status. Kalorin then took a few moments to speak about Kelly’s legacy, which has inspired this honor.

“Over her career at Ravenscroft, Doreen has elevated a wonderful school to new heights. She has touched the lives of two-plus decades of students and their families,” Kalorin said. “Please join me in congratulating Doreen for 25 years of service to Ravenscroft — and a job well done!”