Madi W. ’25, Kennedy P. ’26, and Sra. Esther Sanchez are the January/February Everyday Heroes!
We are excited to share that Madi W. ’25, Kennedy P. ’26, and Spanish teacher Sra. Esther Sánchez are the January/February winners of Foxcroft's Everyday Hero Award!
The campus community was invited to nominate employees and students who have been doing great things and living out our values in big and small ways during the month. The Everyday Hero Award Committee (Vassiliki M. ’23, Johanna B. ’23, Emmy Q. ’24, and Madi W. ’25, and faculty members Erika Page, Lynnette Saunders, Dr. Tanya Hyatt, and Cathy McGehee) received multiple nominations, and the announcement of the winners was met with much applause at Friday's Morning Meeting.
Before revealing Madi and Kennedy as the student winners, Student Head of School Vassiliki M. ’23 shared, “This month, we recognize two students who have gone above and beyond together. As you all know, we often hear about the Roomies kitchen being 'Posted' because students who use it haven’t cleaned it up. This month, we recognize two students who went above and beyond the call of duty, modeling Foxcroft’s values. When their Wintermission class was unable to meet, they voluntarily used the time to clean the kitchen, and when I say clean, I mean from top to bottom. They took all dishes out of the cabinets, rewashed those that were dirty, washed the shelves, and reorganized everything. One of the recipients, a freshman, is often mentioned in the dorm notes for cleaning dishes left in Reynold’s kitchen without being asked. These small gestures make a big difference for the entire student body."
Assistant Head of School Dr. Tanya Hyatt also shared reflections from nominations before announcing Sra. Sánchez as the employee winner. “This Everyday Hero has also literally gone above and beyond the call of duty. When we were short-handed on dorm teams, she signed up to do extra shifts of duty. When we needed a teacher to drive students to volunteer at Banneker Buddies, she stepped up, getting up extra early to drive the van so our students could participate in the tutoring program. Many of our students go to this teacher because she shows incredible empathy and is committed to Foxcroft’s DEIB work, wanting to help each student feel known and valued. As one student nominator wrote, 'She is so caring about all of her students and goes the extra mile to make sure they feel welcomed and included.' Another student wrote, 'I think she deserves this award because she comes to class every day with a smile on her face. She constantly makes me happy, and she treats everyone with respect. I really think she deserves this award.'"
Join us in congratulating Madi, Kennedy, and Sra. Sánchez!
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