FUNDS RAISED TO DATE: $270,000
Our faculty define the DeMatha education. The Dr. Charles “Buck” Offutt Faculty Fund allows our faculty to continue their education, pursue professional development, to purchase resources for their classrooms, and provides stipends to teachers through a number of endowed chairs Collins-Wootten Chair of Teaching Excellence; Conyers Chair of Science, Math, and Computer Science; Macheski Chair of Social Studies; McMahon Chair of Teaching Excellence in the Humanities; Mennella Chair of Teaching Excellence).
In addition, DeMatha has recently established The Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning. This new initiative is under the leadership of Mr. Sam Haller, Assistant Principal for Faculty Formation. The program assists new and veteran teachers and will include pedagogical seminars, research, evaluation, mentoring, and financial support. New teachers will work with veteran mentors to not only learn research supported teaching strategies, but effective teaching strategies for the unique DeMatha community. Veteran teachers will be able to reflect on their pedagogy and learn effective strategies for the 21st century classroom and the 21st century student. The Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning will create new opportunities to celebrate our faculty, support our faculty, enhance our already renowned retention rate, and, most importantly, the CTEL will help us to better serve the students entrusted to our care.