Awards

The Ruth Jenkins Award and the John D. Verdery Award are the National Association of Episcopal Schools’ highest honors and recognize and celebrate the outstanding service of individuals to Episcopal schools and NAES. The awards are bestowed at the discretion and by vote of the Governing Board and are presented during ceremonies at our Biennial Conference.

Past Award Recipients

From left to right: The Rev. Ned K. Sherrill (Governing Board President), The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman (Executive Director & 2006 Award Recipient), The Rev. Canon Preston B. Hannibal (2018 Award Recipient), Doreen S. Oleson (2018 Award Recipient)

Ruth Jenkins Award


2020
Ann Mellow

2018
Doreen S. Oleson, Ed.D.

2016
Cynthia C. LaPorte

2014
Laura C. Walker

2012
Canon Merrily Dunlap

2010
Rena H. DuBose

2008
Gloria H. Snyder

2006
Serena E. Beeks
Laurie B. Hogen

2004
The Rev. George E. Andrews II

2002
Ann Gordon

2000
The Rev. John E. Merchant
The Rev. William S. Wade

1998
Lucy C. Nazro

1996
The Rev. John Paul Carter

1993
The Rev. Canon David R. Forbes
Ruth Jenkins

John D. Verdery Award


2020
The Rev. John H. Finley, IV

2018
The Rev. Canon Preston B. Hannibal

2016
David H. Charlton, Ed.D.
David J. Schnabel, CAE

2014
The Rev. Peter G. Cheney

2012
The Rev. P. Roger Bowen, D.D.

2010
The Rev. Richardson W. Schell

2008
The Rev. Canon Thomas G. Clarke

2006
The Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, D.D.

2004
The Rev. Deacon Frances C. Kay
Karen O. Strimple
Donn D. Wright

2002
Russell W. Ingersoll
Connie R. Wootton

2000
Robert D. Klarsch
Joyce D. Jurik
Jody Parsons-Prichard
The Rev. Canon William P. Scheel
Isabelle Schuessler
The Rev. Canon Ernest D. Sillers
The Rev. Brinton W. Woodward, Jr.