Excellence in Teaching Award Winners
The Columbiana Award for Excellence in Teaching was established in 1984 by then Headmaster Glenn Ballard. Presented annually in the Spring, the Award recognizes a member of the faculty who has demonstrated outstanding pedagogy within his or her field, and who reaches out beyond the classroom to serve as a mentor and role model for students and colleagues. The recipient of this distinguished award exemplifies the abilities, dedication, and inspiring qualities that define great teaching. The Award is made possible through the generosity of two friends of The Kinkaid School, instrumental in establishing the award’s endowment.
2012 Award Winner: Sonya Clayton
Sonia Clayton first taught biology at Kinkaid part time in the spring of 2008, joining the faculty full time the following fall. She previously was on the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, where she also received her doctorate in molecular biology. At Kinkaid she quickly became a favorite of her students and colleagues alike. Her energy, enthusiasm, and passion for science are all on display in the classroom as well as in her chairing of the science department.
Past Columbiana Award Winners