Francie Tidey Award

Overview
Francie Tidey (far right) with headmaster Steve Repsher and members of her family at a graduation ceremony.

The Francie Tidey Award

Honor. Acknowledge. Celebrate.

The Francie Tidey Award for Excellence in Education, established in 2001, is an alumni-sponsored faculty award named to honor longtime Head of School, College Counselor, and English Teacher Francie Tidey.

The purpose of the award is to honor a member of the faculty or administration who has made an outstanding contribution to the Sacramento Country Day School community during his or her tenure.

Honor. Acknowledge. Celebrate.

The Francie Tidey Award for Excellence in Education, established in 2001, is an alumni-sponsored faculty award named to honor longtime Head of School, College Counselor, and English Teacher Francie Tidey.

The purpose of the award is to honor a member of the faculty or administration who has made an outstanding contribution to the Sacramento Country Day School community during his or her tenure.

The award was founded as a tribute to those who gave and continue to give so unselfishly to the students at Sacramento Country Day School.

The annual award is presented at the end of the school year.  The recipient is presented with a cash award.  Additionally, the name of the honoree is engraved on a perpetual plaque displayed in Geeting Hall, and a book is contributed to the SCDS library of his or her choice.

The advisory committee for the Francie Tidey Award will review nominations solicited from persons familiar with the school community and will select the recipient.

General information

Francie Tidey (1939-2003)

We can think of no person who better represents what we mean when we say “outstanding contribution to the school community” than the namesake of the award, Francie Tidey.

General information

Committee Members

Jason Allen ’95 (chair) , Sam Applebaum ’94, Annie Bell ’13, Katie Hammer Brown ’82, Toran Brown ’82, Elise Craig ’02, Steve Davis ’82, Adam Eltorai ’06, Jackie Fischer ’11, Sarah Gaither ’03, Quincey Tidey Grieve ’86, Tim Grieve ’82, Amy Johnson ’95, Steve Lesher ’92, Victoria Loustalot ’03, Emily Marmaduke ’04,  David Russell ’99, Isabel Siragusa ’07, Hannah Clayson Smith ’91,  Ashley Tidey ’83, Brandi Wertz Turner ’94, Jessica Vando ’92, Amy Nelson Wells ’98, Jordan Younger ’09

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Francie Tidey Award Recipients

  • 2018 – Evelyn Dale
  • 2017 – Ron Bell
  • 2016 – Barbara Lazar
  • 2015 – Michelle Myers
  • 2014 – Sue Ryan
  • 2013 – Robin Kren
  • 2012 – Marcus Romani
  • 2011 – Jane Batarseh
  • 2010 – Wendy Ross
  • 2009 – Barbara Fackenthall Tash
  • 2008 – Sue Nellis
  • 2007 – Sheila Hefty
  • 2006 – Kay Schweizer
  • 2005 – Barbara MacAulay Ore
  • 2004 – Frank Pignata
  • 2003 – Daniel I. Neukom
  • 2002 – Patricia Fels
  • 2001 – Lauren LaMay
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Nominate an Educator

Which teacher impacted you the most? Who do you remember from your time at Country Day and who do you feel deserves recognition for their efforts as an educator? Nominate them to receive the Francie Tidey Award for Excellence in Education.

Nominations are reviewed by the Francie Tidey Award Committee and a recipient selected from the pool. Once an educator is given the award, the text of nominations are shared with the awardee. Nominations are kept from year-to-year and revisited each year