BCD CFO, Ann-Marie Tewey, has been awarded the Will Hancock Unsung Hero Award from the National Business Officers Association (NBOA). The Will Hancock Unsung Hero Award is given to business officers who have made an extraordinary and significant difference in their schools. These business officers, in doing their job, exemplify a high standard of integrity, knowledge, and motivation to help their schools succeed. They are team players whose work supports faculty, staff, trustees, and administration. They are both excellent managers and true leaders. In order to be considered for this award, a business officer must have clearly demonstrated an effective mastery of his or her job. Yet more importantly, this individual must have made a significant difference to the school, its staff, and its students.
Several folks from Ms. Tewey’s tenure with BCD joined us in commending her work.
A colleagues wrote, “I have never worked for anyone like Ann-Marie. She is incredibly intelligent, often thinking outside the box for solutions that will work best for the school and the parties involved. Her door is always open, she is compassionate, and she truly cares about each individual person. Her dedication to the school and its people is inspiring. I feel lucky and blessed to have worked with her.”
A former Trustee remarked, “Ann-Marie has been the spine of Boulder Country Day for as long as I can remember. She is unequivocally one of the most important parts of its history and its success. Ann-Marie is very deserving of the NBOA Will Hancock “Unsung Hero” Award because of the intelligence, passion, and love that she has generously infused into BCD’s soul.”
Another former Board Chair wrote that he was here when Mrs. Tewey was hired to be our CFO. “So, why did she want the job? First, she loves kids. She wants what is best for all kids, and particularly those at BCD. You never have to question what motivates her. Second, she loves BCD. Beyond her family . . . and her shoe collection, . . . it’s her passion. Third, I believe, she felt a sense of obligation. She knew that BCD needed her and that there was no one better to take the job at the time. Much like a rock star teacher, I think it was a sense of answering a calling for her.”
And, finally, from another one of her colleagues…”Ann-Marie's steadfast guidance has served as a lighthouse that helped us to navigate rough waters in 2008 when we faced the great recession and again in 2020 when Covid turned the world upside down. Her legacy will live on at BCD for years... in who we are as a school and in all that we do... in large part because of the countless hours’ time, energy, time, and love that she has dedicated to our entire community.”
Ms. Tewey is more than deserving of the recognition this award represents and we extend our utmost thanks and gratitude for her service to our school.