W. Lee Pierson Endowed Faculty Summer Sabbatical Seniority Grant
This endowed fellowship program was established in 2002 to honor retiring Headmaster Dr. W. Lee Pierson. The program provides summer grants for personal enrichment for faculty member on the basis of the length of their service at Parker.
The Academic Fund for the 21st Century
Funds from this endowment are provided to faculty for professional development and program development opportunities that will strengthen and enrich academic/cultural programs.
Parents’ Association Faculty/Educational Administration Professional Development Fund
An endowment to provide funds for any member of the faculty and educational administration to participate in activities that will promote or enhance their teaching of or service to the student body.
The Parker Faculty Development Grant
Grants from this endowment fund allow faculty members to participate in activities that will promote or enhance their teaching of or service to the students enrolled in the School.
The Dethloff Family Fund
Established in 1993 to provide funds to faculty members for professional development and program development. Upon the graduation of their second son (class of 1993), the Glenn Dethloff family endowed this fund to recognize excellence in teaching, and is awarded annually to one faculty member from each of the three School divisions.
Mulliken Fund for Excellence in Teaching
This award recognizes outstanding Upper School teachers and coaches who have distinguished themselves by a commitment to excellence, and was established in 2002 by Noreen and David Mulliken. The fund provides valuable annual support in the form of cash awards for professional development to the faculty members whose dedication to students and enthusiasm for teaching uphold the highest standards.
The Helen Vortriede Hanson Fund
Established in 1992 by Louise Hanson Marshall, Ph.D. ’26 in memory of her mother, who was one of Parker’s first teachers, this endowment provides funds for any member of the faculty and/or staff to participate in activities that will enhance their teaching of or their service to the children enrolled in the School.
The Edward E. Ford Foundation Fund
An endowment established in 1989 to provide funds to Upper School faculty to encourage the development of new curriculum or the revision of existing curriculum in summer programs of research and writing.
The Charles Pooch Math Fund
This grant provides funds for a special classroom needs in support of the math program and continuing professional development for members of the Mathematics Department. This grant was established in memory of Chuck Pooch, former Math Department Chair and esteemed member of the Parker faculty, by the Pooch family, Chuck’s friends, colleagues and former students.
The Philip J. Fickling Fund
Established by a grateful Upper School family, this grant provides funds to any member of the Upper School faculty for a visionary, creative cause in support of innovative educational projects that are not part of the regular curriculum at Francis Parker Upper School.
The Sally and David Ramert Social Studies Fund
An endowment in support of Social Studies Curriculum Research and Development and Faculty Professional Development to encourage the development of new social studies curriculum, the revision of existing curriculum in summer programs of research and writing, or continuing professional development for members of the Upper School Social Studies Department. Awardees are selected by seniority and rotation.
This fund was established in 2006 in honor of then Board Chair Jimmy Anklesaria’s 50th birthday. Endowment earnings support Parker faculty professional development.