VERO BEACH — The Harriet Graves-Beckley New Teacher Merit Award established in loving memory of Harriet Graves Beckley, former student, teacher and parent and beloved friend of Saint Edward’s School has been awarded to Upper School English teacher and Saint Edward’s School alum from the class of 1990, Louise Zimmerman of Vero Beach.
The Harriet Graves-Beckley New Teacher Merit Award is funded by the School’s Parents Association and is granted annually to a faculty member who is in his or her first, second or third year of teaching at Saint Edward’s School and has demonstrated remarkable dedication and
enthusiasm for the school and its mission and students. The hallmark to be evaluated for this award is both the quality of teaching and the impact this person has made at Saint Edward’s in the time he or she has been on the faculty. The goal of the award is to recognize excellence and to encourage beginning teachers and/or teachers newly connected to Saint Edward’s to continue their valued service to the students and the institution.
Zimmerman graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She earned her English degree from Ohio State University and is pursuing her Master’s degree in Literature from Sewanne (The University of the South). She resides in Vero Beach with her two children, Fiona ’20 and Ivor ’21.