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2022–2023 Recipients of Endowed Chairs, Teaching Awards Announced

At the beginning of Mercersburg Academy's 2022–2023 academic year, Head of School Quentin McDowell P '25 announced the recipients of two newly appointed endowed teaching chairs and this year's recipients of the annual Ammerman Distinguished Teaching Award and Zern Excellence in Teaching Award. Michelle Poacelli P '24, '26, head of the English department and director of the Writing Center, has been named the David F. Chapman Chair. Nikki Walker P '19, '23, head of the science department and head outdoor track & field coach, was named the Douglas Hale Teaching Chair. Jo Wrzesinsky P '26, dean of students, received the Ammerman Distinguished Teaching Award for Religious and Interdisciplinary Studies. Grace Abel P '17, language faculty, received the Zern Excellence in Teaching Award.

Pictured (left to right): Walker, Abel, Poacelli, and Wrzesinsky.

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