About A-S

Faculty and Staff

Teaching at Allen-Stevenson

Our faculty are dedicated experts in the field of educating boys in a K-8 learning environment. 

At Allen-Stevenson, we consider the relationship between teachers and boys to be one of the basic building blocks in our educational program. As relational learners, boys flourish when they develop a meaningful connection with their teachers. Our expert faculty knows that building a relationship with students is essential to understanding what makes each boy tick as they develop their hearts and minds. This supportive environment bolsters students’ confidence and ability to take ownership of their learning.

Furthermore, at Allen-Stevenson, we always seek opportunities to support teachers’ professional and personal development and growth. As a passionate learning community, our school commits a variety of resources to this purpose. 


Faculty Spotlights

Our #ASpotlight Interview Series showcases members of our faculty and staff. We look forward to growing our collection and highlighting even more of our wonderful educators. Click below to read more!

Nurturing Expertise

At Allen-Stevenson, we are always seeking opportunities to support teachers’ professional and personal development and growth. As a passionate learning community, our school commits a variety of resources to this purpose.

Read more about our approach below:

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  • Professional Development

    Teachers and staff are encouraged to visit other schools, join professional associations, attend conferences and workshops, give workshops and pursue academic study.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. The 2019 recipients can be found by clicking here.
  • PA 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. The 2018-19 grant recipients can be found by clicking here.

Riklis Grant Recipients

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. As the 2020-2021 school year was truly a year like no other, it was decided that, exceptionally, the Kellner Great Teacher Award would be given to all of our faculty and staff for their extraordinary work in providing unmitigated excellence in education through adversity. For a full list of past recipients, please click here.





Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.