Faculty Funds


Louisville Collegiate School established four funds to celebrate the teaching and learning of our beloved coach and faculty members who retired in June 2016. Each of these individuals, Martha "Marti" Calderwood, Kevin Jackson, Francoise Kemble and Wendy Martin, dedicated over 25 years of service to Collegiate. 

Please consider making a donation  to honor these faculty members for their extraordinary commitment to our students. 

Each individual fund will become endowed in perpetuity when each fund's total reaches $50,000, based on the policies adopted by the Board of Trustees. The amount available from each fund is determined by the Board of Trustees’ endowment spending policy, which is designed to provide annual income while protecting long-term growth.
 

Martha Calderwood Fund for Excellence in Teaching and Learning


This prize will be awarded every three years, beginning in 2018, to a full-time classroom teacher in the Lower, Middle or Upper School who has given service to Louisville Collegiate School for eight (8) or more consecutive years. Given in honor of Martha (Marti) Calderwood, this fund will supplement a teacher’s salary over the period of three years. In addition to an eight-year teaching tenure at Collegiate, those considered for this award must have engaged in academic professional development on an annual basis, received excellent evaluations from his/her division head and department chair every year, and in general, displayed an attitude toward excellence in scholarship and its innovative application in the classroom. Recipient also will have supported Collegiate students at their sports events, concerts and dramatic productions regularly.
 
In short, this award applauds a teacher’s dedication to genuine intellectual endeavor and lifelong learning as reflected in the line from Geoffrey Chaucer: “Gladly would s/he learn and gladly teach.”

Over her 27 years at Collegiate, Marti touched hundreds of students through her teaching of eighth and tenth grade English, American Literature, AP Literature and AP Composition. A scholar through and through, she earned several awards including the esteemed Helen Kent Longley Award for Distinguished Teaching and a Klingenstein Grant for an archeology dig in Switzerland.

Her strong belief in ongoing academic professional development led her to “Learning and the Brain” workshops, seminars at Oxford and Cambridge, an ecological tour of the Galapagos Islands and an architecture class in Poros, Greece. She taught American Literature at the Frauenlob Gymnasium in Mainz, Germany and led a teacher seminar in Jiujiang, China for Chinese teachers of English.  All her course work and travel sharpened her skills so that she could bring the learning back to the classroom, enriching the lessons and her students.

Marti always expected more of Amazons and Titans, providing each of her students with the skills to reach his/her full academic potential. To say she made learning fun is trite, even pedantic. To say she lit the lamp of learning and stoked its flame is certainly more the case.

Click here to make a donation to this fund honoring Marti Calderwood.

Kevin Jackson Fund for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Science


This prize will be awarded every three years, beginning in 2019, to a full-time Science teacher in the Lower, Middle or Upper School who has given service to Louisville Collegiate School for eight (8) or more consecutive years. Given in honor of Kevin Jackson, this fund will supplement a teacher’s salary over the period of three years. In addition to an eight-year teaching tenure at Collegiate, those considered for this award must be exemplary in their attainment of professional development, demonstration of passion for teaching science and overall support of students outside the classroom.

Kevin Jackson taught Upper School Science at Collegiate for 29 years. He served many roles including teacher, advisor, coach and alumni parent to his three children who all graduated from Collegiate.  A fixture in the science department teaching Biology, Physics, and Environmental Science, Kevin was a role model of an enthusiastic and curious lifelong learner for students and colleagues alike. While he is an avid wildlife photographer, he also filled his classroom with his favorite subjects: snakes, lizards, spiders and poison arrow frogs.

As an educator, Kevin strived to amaze his students through science.  His passion for teaching and learning, witnessed in his classroom every day, was enriched over the years through several professional development opportunities including the School of St. Jude in Tanzania, Tropical Ecology at El Eden in the Yucatan jungle of Mexico, Earthwatch – Crocodiles of the Okavango in Botswana and Oxbridge Teaching Seminar – Philosophy of Science at Cambridge England.

Click here to make a donation to this fund honoring Kevin Jackson.
 

Francoise Kemble Fund for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the Middle School


This prize will be awarded every three years, beginning in 2020, to a full-time classroom teacher in the Middle School who has given service to Louisville Collegiate School for eight (8) or more consecutive years. Given in honor of Francoise Kemble, this fund will supplement a teacher’s salary over the period of three years. In addition to an eight-year teaching tenure at Collegiate, those considered for this award must be exemplary in their attainment of professional development, demonstration of a global perspective in their teaching and overall support of students outside the classroom.

For 34 years, Francoise’s love of teaching benefitted students at Collegiate. Her love of travel began at a young age when she was living in Montpellier, France. It was a summer work exchange program that brought her to Louisville, a place she now calls home. On March 16, 2012, Kemble became a naturalized American citizen.

Kemble taught a variety of subjects at Collegiate including French, History and Geography. As a seventh grade Global Studies teacher and advisor, she brought the real world into her classroom every day. Over the years, she received numerous teaching grants including Freeman Foundation Grant to Eastern China, Keizai Koho Grant to Japan, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant: Montaigne’s essays and Helen Kent Longley Award for Distinguished Teaching. Her wide-ranging professional development opportunities expanded her knowledge and brought fresh ideas into her classroom.

Click here to make a donation to this fund honoring Francoise Kemble.

The Wendy L. Martin Scholarship Fund for Field Hockey

The Wendy L. Martin Scholarship Fund has been established by the many players, families and friends whose lives have been touched by Wendy and by her love of the game of Field Hockey. The fund creates opportunities for Collegiate players, whose families could not otherwise afford to send them, to attend Field Hockey camps focusing on team-building and skill development. In this way, Wendy's high standards regarding skill acquisition and execution will continue to be a cornerstone of Collegiate Hockey.  Scholarships will be awarded annually on an as needed basis.

Wendy coached her first Field Hockey team at Collegiate in the Fall of 1981. Seniors that year dedicated the yearbook to her, recognizing her sense of humor, enthusiasm, knowledge of skills and sense of fair play. Thirty-five years and 11 State titles later, Amazons are still benefiting from those qualities.
 
Wendy expected more of her players, providing each of her students with the skills to reach her full potential. She was always ready to support her players and go that extra mile, building a strong sense of community.
 
Coach Martin positively impacted not only hundreds of Amazon players, she shaped Field Hockey in Louisville and Kentucky.

Click here to make a donation to this fund honoring Wendy Martin.

School Information

 
2427 Glenmary Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204
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Louisville Collegiate School is a JK-12, co-ed independent day school located in the historic Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky.