Call For Nominations: The Forbes Master Teacher Chair
The Forbes Master Teacher Chair is the first endowed chair at Cathedral School for Boys. This Chair was started by the School’s loyal alumni, and it is designed to recognize the School's outstanding teachers.
Cathedral School staff, alumni, and parents may nominate current teachers who satisfy the following qualifications (self-nominations will not be accepted). Candidates should: demonstrate excellence in teaching, display an abiding commitment to the School’s students, be widely respected within the School, express an ongoing commitment to professional growth and development, and be recognized within the community for, in the words of our Statement of Philosophy, “modeling the highest standards in every respect." Only full-time teachers who have been at the School for at least two years, and will be returning to Cathedral School the year after receiving the award, are eligible.
A Committee, composed of the Headmaster, the President of the Board of Trustees, the Director of Advancement, the previous year’s recipient (when available), and an alumni representative from the Board of Trustees will meet in May of each year to discuss the nominees and select the recipient for that year. The Recipient will be announced at graduation and will hold the Chair for one year. Once a recipient has received the Chair, he or she cannot receive the award for another five years.
Recipients will receive a one-time addition to his or her salary and an additional professional development stipend to allow the recipient to attend the annual conference of the National Association of Independent Schools or a similar national conference of his or her choosing.
Please send nominations by email to Harrison Wilkes, Assistant to the Headmaster. Nominations should explain how the nominee fulfills the criteria listed above. Nominations are due by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020.
Located in San Francisco, CA, Cathedral School for Boys is an independent elementary school for boys in grades K-8. Our Mission is to provide an excellent education through intellectual inquiry and rigor that is centered in the Episcopal tradition and is respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.