Will Hancock Unsung Hero Award 2019 Recipients

Each recipient was given the award at a ceremony at their school presented to them by their Head of School.

Dale Bording

Dale Bording

Business Officer

Thomas Jefferson School
St. Louis, MO

Linda Dennison

Linda Dennison

Deputy Head of School and Chief Financial Officer

Indian Creek School (former school)
Crownsville, MD

Patricia de Zaldivar

Patricia de Zaldívar

Director of Finance and Operations

American School of El Salvador
San Salvador, El Savador

Susan Downing

Susan Downing

Director of Finance

North Shore Country Day School
Winnetka, IL

Emilia Ferreira

Emilia Ferreira

Business Manager

The American School of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ed Griffin

Ed Griffin

Chief Financial Officer

Pomfret School
Pomfret Center, CT

Valerie Hughes

Valerie Hughes

Chief Financial Officer

Hathaway Brown School
Shaker Heights, OH

Patrick Kessel

Patrick Kessel

Vice President of Finance and Operations

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen, MI

Paul Mayhew

Paul Mayhew

Associate Head of School for Operations

River Oaks Baptist School
Houston, TX

Lynda Sailor

Lynda Sailor

Co-founder/Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Aspen Academy
Greenwood Village, CO

Saundra Sparks

Saundra Sparks

Chief Financial Officer

Echo Horizon School
Culver City, CA

Sharon Wolford

Sharon Wolford

Assistant Head of School for Finance and Administration

The Bryn Mawr School
Baltimore, MD

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