Determined by the head of school on an annual basis, the Sandi Galst Scholar Award recognizes an outstanding Windward reading teacher. The faculty member is provided with financial assistance through the Sandi Galst Faculty Education Fund to further his/her education through academic course work or other professional experiences related to The Windward School.
This year’s recipient, Kate Sullivan, has been teaching at Windward for seven years. Upon receiving the award, Ms. Sullivan stated, “Windward is truly my home and a place I love to come to work every day. The education I have received here is second to none, and I am so grateful to know what best practices I can use to help our students. I am humbled and so honored to be given this award, as I am surrounded by the best educators in our field.” Ms. Sullivan loves to spread cheer to students and fellow faculty members, having a smile that lights up any room and a laugh that can be heard down the hall. She has a great talent for making learning fun for Windward’s most-struggling readers and is known as the ultimate motivator. Although she is already an experienced language arts teacher, Ms. Sullivan always strives to improve her craft and is seeking IMSLEC certification. Ms. Sullivan brings the same level of enthusiasm and spirit to her positive relationships with her colleagues, often holding team-building activities with fellow faculty members.