Master Teacher Awards

Investing In Our Faculty

Since 2002, faculty members who have distinguished themselves through exemplary service to the Saint Mary’s Hall community and through extraordinary instruction have been awarded the title of Master Teacher.

Based on nominations submitted by faculty, staff, students, parents, and school administration, the Master Teacher Awards annually honor one faculty member from each of the three divisions and one “at large” faculty member. Faculty receive $10,000 along with their Master Teacher Award. To be named a Master Teacher shows a faculty member’s true passion for the students, community, and mission of Saint Mary’s Hall.

Bitsy Mayberry
Master Teacher Award: 2019-2020

Bitsy Mayberry (Lower School)

Lower School Science Teacher Bitsy Mayberry has been with Saint Mary’s Hall since 1998. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Texas State University and holds more than 20 years of teaching experience. Bitsy is a 2019-2020 Master Teacher.

Read more about Bitsy in the Spring 2020 issue of The Shield.

Deborah McInerney
Master Teacher Award: 2019-2020

Deborah McInerney (Middle School)

Middle School Science Teacher Deborah McInerney has been with Saint Mary’s Hall since 2001. She earned her Bachelor of Science form Angelo State University and her Master of Education from Texas State University. Deborah holds more than 20 years of teaching experience.

Read more about Deborah in the Spring 2020 issue of The Shield.

Adrian Viccellio
Master Teacher Award: 2019-2020

Adrian Viccellio (Upper School)  

Upper School Social Studies Teacher Adrian Viccellio has been with Saint Mary’s Hall since 2015. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Hardin-Simmons University and his Master of Arts from Trinity Graduate School. Adrian holds nearly 15 years of teaching experience.

Read more about Adrian in the Spring 2020 issue of The Shield.

BJ Pyrc
Master Teacher Award: 2019-2020

BJ Pyrc (At Large)  

Middle School Art Teacher BJ Pyrc has been with Saint Mary’s Hall since 2005. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Texas Lutheran University and holds nearly 10 years of teaching experience.

Read more about BJ in the Spring 2020 issue of The Shield.

Past Master Teachers
Master Teacher Award: 2019-2020

In what has become a tradition, the Master Teacher Awards are unveiled and presented at our annual Founders' Day Celebration in the fall.  The teachers, who are designated as Master Teachers, are surprised on the day of the event. 

View a full list of Master Teacher recipients.