At a special faculty meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2017, Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini shared the exciting news of a new endowed teaching position. The Sally & Edward Genecov Master Teaching Chair is the result of a generous gift by Lisa and David Genecov ’82 named in honor of David’s parents.
“We’re here to celebrate an investment that the Genecov family has made in the School,” David Dini said. “This gift is the result of their desire to contribute to the quality of teaching that occurs on our campus every day.”
David Genecov has remained an active member and leader of the St. Mark’s community. Since 2011, he has served on the Board of Trustees and currently chairs the Education Committee. In 2014, he visited campus as a guest speaker for the inaugural St. Mark’s STEM Conference, and he also spoke in 2004 about his role in the separation of the conjoined Egyptian twins. A multi-generational St. Mark’s family, David and Lisa are the proud parents of Mike ’07, Max ’11, Matt ’13, and Megan.
“I am who I am today because of my parents and the importance they placed on education in allowing me to come to St. Mark’s,” David Genecov told faculty members. “Master Teaching Chairs are an investment in the most important part of School. They are what make St. Mark’s different from any other school. Our investment is in you, because it is you who make the difference.”
David Dini also announced the selection of Upper School math teacher Amy Pool as the first holder of the Sally & Edward Genecov Master Teaching Chair.
“I feel truly honored because there are so many exceptional teachers at St. Mark’s who are master teachers in their own right,” Amy said. “The Genecovs' generosity and thoughtfulness embody two of the most important things that make St. Mark’s such a wonderful place to be. Their extraordinary gift reminds us why we love being a part of this special community.”
Amy joined the St. Mark’s faculty in 2011. She currently teaches Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, and Independent Study in Advanced Math and serves as the Senior Class Co-Sponsor and Upper School Math Team Co-Sponsor.
The Sally & Edward Genecov Master Teaching Chair is the 19th fully endowed position at St. Mark’s School of Texas. Click here
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