Congratulations to Mr. Thomas Szott II, Upper School English teacher named the 2021 James P. Hendrix, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient during the end-of-year faculty meeting on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Mr. Kyle Gilmer, 2020 Hendrix Award recipient, presented the award to Mr. Szott.
The Hendrix award was established in honor of Greensboro Day School’s 4th headmaster and is presented annually to the faculty member who exemplifies the highest standards of teaching and professionalism.
Mr. Szott is an esteemed educator and dedicated faculty leader, working at Greensboro Day School for 27 years. He received nominations from parents, students, and alumni. During his years at GDS, Tom has served as a department chair, teacher, and coach.
Comments from Mr. Szott’s recommendations include:
“He teaches critical thinking, is respectful of all students and faculty, while genuinely enjoying the demanding work of teaching.”
“He deeply cares about all members of the class, their well-being, and their learning.”
“His coaching led me to a lifetime interest in running, due to his caring and persistent attitude about the sport and all that one can accomplish.”
Mr. Szott is married to Dr. Margaret Szott, and they are the parents of Matthew and Andrew ‘28.