Kapteyn Prize Videos

Kapteyn Prize Recipients Reflect on Award in Video Interviews

Since 2009, the Kapteyn Prize has celebrated the outstanding work of high school teachers by awarding them $10,000 for study or travel. In the following videos, recipients explain how the prize has affected their lives and careers.

The James C. Kapteyn Endowment Fund was established to honor the memory of James Kapteyn, who dedicated his days and nights as a beloved and respected teacher. Learn more about James and past recipients.

Principals and Heads of School may nominate an outstanding educator who meets the vision of the fund by Feb. 9.

Read the prize guidelines & nominate a teacher

Jeffrey Welch, Mount Greylock Regional High School

 

 

Linda Burlak, Buxton School

 

 

William Fenton, The Hotchkiss School

 

 

Kari Giordano, Mount Everett Regional School

 

 

Robert Thistle, Mount Greylock Regional High School

 

 

Eric Muller, Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School

 

 

Samuel Prouty, formerly of The Hotchkiss School

 

 

Deron Bayer, Housatonic Valley Regional High School

 

 

Recipients Read Letters from Students, Colleagues

 

 

James Kapteyn's Family Reflects on Kapteyn Prize