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2019 Top Teacher Honored

Congratulations to Mrs. Kelly Sipe, Kindergarten teacher who was named the 2019 James P. Hendrix, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient during Graduation on Friday, June 7. This award was presented by Ms. Iraida Fung, the 2018 Hendrix Award recipient. 

The Hendrix award was established in honor of Greensboro Day School’s 4th headmaster and is presented annually at Graduation to the faculty member who exemplifies the highest standards of teaching and professionalism.
Mrs. Sipe is known as a powerful educator and dedicated colleague, working at Greensboro Day School for more than 20 years. In addition to her role as a Kindergarten teacher, she is a faculty leader of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program, often leading other faculty into a broader understanding of our work, our purpose, and our significance. She is a published author, and known as being poetic with a masterful use of language. Mrs. Sipe received the Brooks Sabbatical in 2015 which provides a summer sabbatical opportunity for one faculty member each year.
Comments from Mrs. Sipe’s recommendations include: 
This teacher has a deep love of learning, both for her students and for herself. Described as extremely generous, an excellent ambassador, patient and kind, conveying information to all around her. She is a teacher of teachers.

This loyal and longstanding faculty member maintains a nurturing atmosphere in an environment that respects all people, from all cultures, from all corners of our community.  

This teacher lives the GDS interest in differentiated Instruction, attending to each student’s needs, strengths, and weaknesses.

Mrs. Sipe is married to John Sipe and they are the parents of Ashlyn '20 and Reagan '29. 
Greensboro Day School develops the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.