Master Teacher Group

Master Teacher Awards

Recognizing Our outstanding 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 students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff, the Master Teacher Awards annually honor one faculty member from each of the three divisions and one At-Large faculty member. To be named a Master Teacher shows a faculty member’s true passion for the students, community, and mission of Saint Mary’s Hall.

Mary Scherrer
Master Teacher Award: 2020-2021

Mary Scherrer (Lower School)

Lower School Teacher Mary Scherrer has been with Saint Mary’s Hall since 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and her Master of Education from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Mary holds more than 20 years of teaching experience.

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Laura Renard
Master Teacher Award: 2020-2021

Laura Renard (Middle School)

Reid Huntington Miller Endowed Chair in World Languages & Cultures and Middle School Spanish Teacher Laura Renard has been with Saint Mary’s Hall since 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Franklin & Marshall College and a Master of Arts from Middlebury College. Laura holds nearly 15 years of teaching experience.

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Bret Bigelow
Master Teacher Award: 2020-2021

Bret Bigelow (Upper School)

Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers Master Chair in History and Social Studies Teacher Bret Bigelow has been with Saint Mary’s Hall since 2008. He earned his Bachelor of Arts form Trinity University and a Master of Arts from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Bret holds more than 10 years of teaching experience.

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Logan Blanco
Master Teacher Award: 2020-2021

Logan Blanco (At-Large: Upper School)

2D Drawing and Design Teacher Logan Blanco has been with Saint Mary’s Hall since 2014. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Fine Arts from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Logan holds nearly 10 years of teaching experience.

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Past Master Teachers
Master Teacher Award: 2020-2021

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 past Master Teacher recipients.