The Dunham School is pleased to announce that Middle School history teacher Robert Sullivan is the 2022 recipient of the Liz Peters Master Teacher Award, presented during the Commencement Ceremony held May 21, 2022 at Healing Place Church.
The Liz Peters Master Teacher Award is named for Mrs. Liz Peters, a master teacher herself, and the school’s first employee. This award recognizes outstanding teaching at The Dunham School, with the intent to inspire excellence in the classroom and ensure the employment and retention of Master Teachers, in order to form a nucleus of strong teaching faculty for the school’s future.
“I am honored beyond what words can express to even be considered for this award. I have been blessed to be at The Dunham School with families who are invested in their children’s education, students who are actively engaged in their learning, and coworkers who are passionate about what they do,” Sullivan said. “This award encourages me to continue to innovate within the classroom and to find new ways to lift students to their potential and beyond. As a teacher, I know that I may not always see the fruits of my labor firsthand. This award reminds me that the impact I have, no matter when it is realized, is worth the effort of pouring a love of History and Jesus Christ into my students daily.
The award was presented to Sullivan by Head of School Steve Eagleton and Dean of Faculty Deedra LaPlace. “He is a role model for students as a lifelong learner earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, a Master’s degree in Public Policy, and an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction,” said LaPlace. “Mr. Sullivan also has demonstrated spiritual leadership during his tenure at Dunham, taking an active role in presenting Chapel Talks for students and devotionals for faculty meetings. With his positive attitude, warm smile, and love for Christ and his students, he truly exemplifies the mission of The Dunham School.”
Sullivan has served the school faithfully for almost 10 years, primarily as a Middle School history and literature teacher, but also as an assistant football coach, basketball coach, sixth grade team leader, Head of Middle School House Love, and trip leader/liaison for the annual seventh grade D.C. trip. In addition, Sullivan also has been the director of the Regional History Bee and a Faculty Sponsor for the Campfire Youth Legislature. He also has served as History Department Chair, spending countless hours mentoring new faculty as they transitioned to Dunham.
Congratulations to Rob Sullivan for this well-deserved recognition.