Brenda Trussell, whose warmth, kindness, calm demeanor — and endless supply of snacks — have fortified Foxcroft students for nearly three decades, received the 2017 Jane Lockhart Service Award from Head of School Catherine S. McGehee on Thursday (May 25) at the School’s annual Awards Assembly.
Trussell, a Marshall, VA, resident, is the sixth recipient of the Award, which comes with a cash award. Previous recipients include nurses Penny Alderman and Yvette McCarty, coach Fred McMane, registrar/dorm parent Patty Boswell, and Lockhart herself.
Since 1980, Trussell has managed the mail and the school store, but she distributes more than letters and frappucinos.
“For 27 years, this staff member has been an important link between our students and the outside world, driving students to appointments, picking up the mail, and sorting packages from Amazon,” said McGehee in presenting the prize. “This member of our community makes sure that all students feel known and valued.
“It is with great pride and affection that I announce the recipient of the Jane Lockhart Service award: Brenda Trussell. ”
The Lockhart Award was established in 2012 by Foxcroft parents and students in appreciation of the dedication, commitment, and passion of Jane Lockhart, who worked at Foxcroft from 1966 to 2016. It honors a staff or faculty member who “exemplifies a personal commitment to and understanding of all of our students,” with an emphasis on all.
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