2021 IBSC Annual Conference
IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award Past Honorees
We honor these past recipients of the IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Award.
2019 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Honoree
Dean of Students Minna Shulman retires this summer after 20 years at Selwyn House School (Canada). She moved to Canada in the late ‘80s from New York City where she headed programs and services for domestic violence victims, their abusers, and their children.
In the spirit of Tony Jarvis and Richard Hawley, Shulman’s written job description (given to her by beloved Headmaster Hal Hannaford) ensures the entire Selwyn House community feels known and loved. Her unwritten job description is to mind everyone’s business. In this area, she excels. A social worker and counselor by training, Shulman has always loved children—especially those who do not always comply, generally sees several sides of most issues, and keenly finds ways to support others.
From the first IBSC regional conference she attended, something clicked. Shulman quickly became involved in other regional conferences, joined the board of trustees in 2011, and helped facilitate the Mastery in Teaching Boys Workshops at the Buckley School (United States) and Eton College (United Kingdom). During her time as the head of the IBSC Research Committee, she worked with the committee on projects involving relational teaching, frameworks for character education, situational judgment assessments for faculty, and the framework for creating a sex-positive and boy-positive sexual citizenship curriculum. In 2017, Shulman and a team from Selwyn House hosted their first IBSC regional conference: Enhancing Boys’ Lives Through the Arts. The success of this conference gave them the confidence to bid to host the 2019 IBSC Annual Conference.
Besides checking up on IBSC and Selwyn House, Shulman has no set plans for what she will do during her retirement. She will surely be spending more time with her wonderful family—especially her three adorable grandchildren, Mo, Jo, and Lou!
2018 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Honoree
For the past 18 years, John Green has taught and coached at St. Christopher’s School (United States). Working with upper school boys of all levels — both inside and outside the classroom — he relishes the opportunity to build relationships that are meaningful and long lasting. As the Upper School Associate Dean of Students, Green has developed grade-level programming focused on providing a “whole boy” educational experience, asking boys to consider how they can make a positive difference in the lives of others.
In 2013, after a decade of directing a summer leadership program for students from the Richmond, Virginia area, Green developed and directed the first IBSC Student Forum, held at St. Christopher’s School. Bringing together more than 30 boys from five continents, accompanied by adult mentors, the forum focused on civic engagement and citizen leadership. He continued to support the IBSC Student Forum as a codirector, adult mentor, and its final coordinator.
A graduate of one of the few remaining all-male colleges in the United States, Green personally understands and values the positive experiences offered by a single-sex learning environment. Keenly aware of the power of creating new relationships, he believes we must provide boys opportunities to see the world from different perspectives by meeting and connecting with others — often different from themselves. He feels it is through these relationships that our boys can discover avenues to initiate and institute positive change in their own communities and around the globe.
Green thanks his family and St. Christopher’s School for their constant support throughout his career.
2017 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Honoree
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 humor, 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.
2016 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Honoree
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 IBSC Hawley-Jarvis Honoree
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.