The Founding Spirits Award

This award recognizes significant contributions to the school and the embodiment of our Founding Spirits: Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, the Venerable Cornelia Connelly, and St. Claudine Thévenet. Each of our honorees live the values that inspire our school each day including Catholic social teaching, trust and reverence for every human being, and civic engagement, and have demonstrated commitment to WSG's mission through their service.


Sr. Mary Bourdon (RJM)


Sr. Eileen McDevitt (SHCJ)


Jennifer Gibbs Phillips (NCNW)

The Innovator Award

THEARC space, 16 years ago, transformed the way in which Washington School for Girls provided a holistic education to girls. This partnership could not have been possible without the innovation of Chris Smith and Skip McMahon. Their belief in our school’s programming and dedication to the community has allowed our school to again reimagine a future transformation.


Skip McMahon


Chris Smith

The Advocator Award

This award honors a person in the field of education who has inspired the WSG teaching community and markedly shifted our philosophies, perspectives, and pedagogy through their work. Dr. Monique Morris' groundbreaking advocacy for and approach to educating girls of color has had a profound impact on educators throughout the United States concerned with educational equity.


Dr. Monique Morris