Teaching Legacy Award

The Wheaton Academy Teaching Legacy Award recognizes Wheaton Academy faculty and staff who, through their godly character, knowledge, and God-given abilities, left an impact on the students, parents, and extended WA community.

This award is intended to acknowledge publicly and with gratitude the contributions of Wheaton Academy teachers and staff who have influenced the lives of WA alumni.

A recipient of the Teaching Legacy Award should have modeled the following qualities:

  1. Christian character,
  2. Skillful educator,
  3. Significant contributor,
  4. Genuine love of kids.

Past Recipients of the Teaching Legacy Award

In 2012, the following people were honored for the legacy they have left at Wheaton Academy:

  •     Tom Fulghum
  •     Dr. John Hamm
  •     Mel and Joyce Johnson
  •     Carolyn (Stevenson ’51) and Gene LeMaire ‘49
  •     Gary Masquelier
  •     Edie (Tameling ’64) Rooks

In 2016, the Class of 1981 recognized Al Davis for his contributions to their lives.

In 2022, Tom Hanchett was honored by the Class of 1967, and Martha (Silvey) Van Zee was recognized by the Classes of 1996 and 1997.

How to Nominate a WA Faculty or Staff Member

Wheaton Academy Alumni may submit nominations for the Teaching Legacy Award by submitting the online form here.

The nomination form requires a written description of the character, contributions, and legacy of the nominee. Recipients of the Teaching Legacy Award will be honored annually during Homecoming. The person submitting the nomination will present the award to the recipient.

Questions may be directed to Dawn Earl, Director of Alumni Relations, at dearl@wheatonacademy.org or (630) 562-7510.