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2017 IBSC Annual Conference

The Boys' Latin School of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
25 – 28 June 2017


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IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award

The 2017 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award will be presented at the 2017 IBSC Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, United State hosted by The Boys' Latin School of Maryland.

2017 Honoree

David AndersonDavid Anderson

Since 1980, David Anderson has devoted himself to educating boys in a single-sex environment at Shore School (Australia). A geography teacher, Anderson served as Senior Boarding Housemaster and Boarding Housemaster for 25 years, and on the School Executive for 15 years.

In 1995, he led his first IBSC Annual Conference workshop, continuing to present workshops at 17 more conferences! Anderson hosted the 10th Coalition Annual Conference at Shore School in 2003 and served on the IBSC Board of Trustees 2003-13, including three years as Vice President Australasia.

Anderson has promoted boys’ education across Australia and globally. He has conducted four IBSC Regional Conferences at Shore School, introduced many international guest speakers to member schools throughout Australia and New Zealand, and boosted IBSC membership.

He strongly believes in the broad experiences boys can gain in a single-sex environment in and out of the classroom. Anderson has actively engaged in rugby, cricket, and rowing. For boys to enjoy the classroom, he believes teachers must prepare well, enjoy a sense of humour, and positively recognize individual boys.

Anderson thanks his wife Gail and their three sons Adam, Matthew, and James for their constant, unwavering support throughout his rich career.

History of the IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award

In 1995, Dr. Richard Hawley and Reverend Tony Jarvis co-founded the International Boys’ Schools Coalition with the goal of celebrating the lives and education of boys. The spirit of these two experienced school leaders and master teachers continues to inspire the work of the IBSC. The IBSC Board of Trustees created this award to honor educators whose selfless service furthers best practices in boys’ education and advances the professional development of boys' educators.

Selection Criteria

The deadline for 2017 nominations has passed. We will solicit nominations for the 2018 award later this year.

  • Any IBSC member school employee who has faithfully offered transformational service to the IBSC for at least two years is eligible.
  • We strive to nominate and award those who serve in support roles rather than senior administrators.
  • IBSC trustees will review three finalists from the nominations submitted by the IBSC membership-at-large. Trustees select the honoree and recognize this person at the IBSC Annual Conference.

Past Award Recipients

2016 Brad Adams

Brad Adams

In recognition of his outstanding work and long-time partnership with the IBSC, the 2016 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award was presented to Brad Adams at the 2016 IBSC Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Brad was educated in Canada and the United Kingdom. He began his school career at Upper Canada College (UCC) in Toronto as a teacher of history and English, a boarding housemaster, a director in the Little Theatre, and a hockey coach. After a stint in administration at the University of Toronto, he returned to UCC in 1992 and served as Director of Admission, then Vice Principal, and later Head of the Upper School, in addition to teaching, He became a trustee of the IBSC in 2004. From 2006 to 2014, he served as Executive Director of the IBSC. He is currently Director of Education at CIRCLE – the Centre for Innovation, Research, Creativity, and Leadership in Education, in Australia.

2015 Di Laycock

Di Laycock

The inaugural IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award was bestowed upon Dianne Patricia Laycock for her 10 years of masterful leadership and guidance of the IBSC Action Research Program. Di has identified and generated informed reflection and discussion of best practices in boys’ education by representative teams from more than 15 countries and, in the process, inspired educators and enriched the quality of boys’ education around the world. Di performed these duties out of a profound sense of service to the ideals of collaboration and devotion to those who know and love boys. Di Laycock’s example of servant leadership reflects the qualities of the namesakes of the award and brings great credit to her and the schools her work has enriched.

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