About A-S


Allen-Stevenson considers the basic building block in its educational program to be the relationship between teachers and boys. There are many ways in which the School endeavors to recognize this fundamental link and to encourage and strengthen it. The School looks for ways to help teachers develop, both personally and professionally, and commits a variety of resources to this purpose.  

Kellner Great Teacher Award

The Kellner Great Teacher Award was initiated by a gift from George and Bicky Kellner, parents of Peter ’84.  It recognizes outstanding achievement by an Allen-Stevenson teacher.
2015-2016               Phil Amplo
2014-2015               Mary Terry and Jennifer Vermont-Davis
2013-2014               Samara Spielberg
2012-2013               Erik Resurreccion
2011-2012               Haruka Mori
2010-2011               Mary Leonard 
2009-2010               Robelyn Schrade-James
2008-2009               Susan Lukas 
2007-2008               Sally Allen
2006-2007               Sarah Kresberg 
2005-2006               John Zufall
2004-2005               Francine Margolis 
2003-2004               Jennifer Zimmermann
2002-2003               Peter Haarmann 
2001-2002               Stephen Warner
2000-2001               Betty Marolla
1999-2000               Craig MacDougall
1998-1999               Rich Alifano 
1997-1998               Jodi Giroux
1996-1997               Michelle Demko 
1995-1996               Steven Cohen
1994-1995               Virginia Rowe 
1993-1994               John Doyle
1992-1993               Daryl Shapiro 
1991-1992               Lisa Egan
1990-1991               James Holt 
1989-1990               Nancy Cohen
1988-1989               Anne Meyer 
1987-1988               John Pariseau
1986-1987               David Kersey
1985-1986               Scott Harlan
1984-1985               Stanley Gauger

Riklis Grants

Each year, the Riklis Grant, a professional opportunity from the Betty and Pinhas Riklis Faculty Fund, provides faculty with a chance for pleasure, renewal or refreshment. Additional Faculty Professional Development Grants have been made possible by generous contributions from members of the Board of Trustees. Grants may be used during any of the school vacations and/or the following summers.

PA Special Staff Grant

The Parents Association initiated the PA Special Staff Grant for rest, renewal and professional development for staff in the following non-teaching departments: admissions, business, communications, food services, maintenance, nurse, security and technology,

Riklis Grants - 2015-16

Professional Development

Teachers and staff are encouraged to visit other schools, join professional associations, attend conferences and workshops,
give workshops and pursue academic study.

Some of the recent conferences attended by faculty and staff include:
Dalton Conference: From Diversity to Community
Language, Learning Literacy at the Windward Teacher Training Institute
NAIS Annual Conference
NAIS Leadership Institute
NAIS People of Color Conference
NYSAIS Coding for Everyone
NYSAIS Diversity, Sexuality, Technology Conferences
National Council of Teachers in Mathematics Regional Conference
White Privilege Conference 
School Professional Development Days
In addition, two professional development days are organized each year at the school for the entire faculty to learn and talk about a specific topic together. This year’s professional development will include: Ali Michael, PhD – building a healthy multiracial community and skills for talking about race – as well as a half day mathematics workshop for Lower School faculty and technology training on Canvas for all other teachers; and Howard Stevenson, PhD – teaching racial literacy and beginning to build a toolbox to use when discussing racial moments and stressors.

Faculty Groups

Faculty and Staff of Color (FSOC)
The Faculty and Staff of Color group is intended to strengthen unity among the faculty and staff members of color and provide meaningful contributions to the entire school. Since its inception in 2009, and ongoing, its meetings have provided an informal setting for members to connect with peers, share mutual concerns, and gain insight into issues of common interest. Members of the group also educate one another on how better to assist students in understanding the importance of diversity awareness. The group meets officially 5 times per year, and ad hoc as needed.
Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA)
The Parent and Employee GSA provides a space for members of the community to discuss the ways in which we may further the school’s Statement of Inclusion with regards to the needs of our LGBTQ faculty, staff, students, and families. The GSA also provides a space for those who want to develop ally behavior and resources within our community. We hope the work of the GSA will provide a point of intersection with the other affinity groups so that we can make our school as diverse and unique as the city in which it resides.  
Critical Friends Groups (CFG)
A Critical Friends Group is a professional learning community: a group of school individuals with common interests in improving teacher practice toward increasing student achievement and who are committed to pursuing those interests through continuous learning. CFGs generally consist of six to ten teachers and/or administrators who meet regularly for a sustained and focused period of time.
Professional Development Group (PDG)
The Professional Development Group is composed of all teachers who are not in CFGs. The PDG meets to pursue a variety of appropriate topics intended to enhance the professional knowledge and skills of each teacher.

Faculty Mentors

Mentors are assigned to all new faculty members when they begin work at Allen-Stevenson. The mentor's overall role is to promote the growth and development of a new teacher to ensure the teacher's successful transition to teaching at Allen-Stevenson. Mentors help orient new teachers to the school community and to teaching at Allen-Stevenson in general. Mentors also serve as collegial and emotional supports for the new faculty as they join our community. Each mentor is provided with a Mentor Users Guide, which clearly sets out the position's role and responsibilities.
Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.