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Kellogg Award Winners

Winners of the 2020 Kellogg Award.

Each year Rectory School presents the School's prestigious Kellogg Award. The Kellogg Award, established in 1993 by Rectory alumnus Peter Kellogg '57 in honor of his mother, Mrs. James Crane Kellogg III, recognizes Rectory employees for their dedication and commitment to the School. Each year, two employees are selected to be recipients of this award because of their many years of service to the School and their special help to the school and students. Below are the most recent recipients with Headmaster Fred Williams' comments.

This Year's Award Winners

Deanna Hart Rodman (2020)

For almost two decades, this educator has been a stalwart tutor amassing a skill set that includes familiarity with Lindamood Bell and certification as an Orton Gillingham trained instructor. In this role, she not only supports her students, for whom she is a true advocate and mentor but also mentors other tutors in effective academic support methodologies. Adding to her contributions at Rectory, she has presented to the faculty on dyslexia and developed a tool used at Rectory to assess phonemic awareness. As her former supervisor shared, “I greatly value the person’s expertise and willingness to go over and above. She is a real asset to the IIP Department and the School.” Whether helping to write PPT’s, performing assessments on students, or teaching individualized classes in any range of subjects, this individual has supported so many students in so many areas.

I tell all students on the first day of every school year that assuring their safety is my most important job. This individual shares my concern as he looks after Rectory’s fleet of vehicles keeping them running well, neat and clean, but most importantly road-ready for the many trips we take our Rectory students on. No one thinks about brake fluid, tire wear, lights, or fuel levels when they get behind the wheel of a Rectory vehicle. We simply turn the bus on and go. But these busses are highly regulated and the slightest issue with industry standards takes these essential transport items off the road. Neighboring schools have lost the use of the student transport for weeks as problems are tended to. Not Rectory, because of this man.

Dubbed a “master teacher” by her supervisor, and credited with “setting the tone and learning outcomes for CARe” across the past two decades, this individual knows what it means to be an early childhood educator. In her time at Rectory, she has provided one to one support for a child in need, assisted teachers in their lesson planning, and, when duty called, helped with art instruction in the elementary school. Best known for her strength in teaching, this educator demonstrates a range of instructional strategies in the classroom that allows her to scaffold, re-enforce, and extend learning effectively. As noted in one of her observations, this individual “Introduces new concepts with enthusiasm and tailors content for each child’s development level.” This educator is also praised for creating great environments for learning. But praise for this person is not limited to the Rectory campus.


Rectory School is situated on 138 panoramic acres on scenic Route 169 in the historic “Quiet Corner” of northeastern Connecticut:

Line drawn map of Connecticut and surrounding states Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York.
  • 42 miles east of Hartford
  • 35 miles west of Providence
  • 80 miles south of Boston
  • 120 miles east of New York City

Our campus is easily accessible to four major cities and several international airports in the northeastern United States.

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