Edgar McCleary Service Award

The Edgar McCleary Service Award

Edgar McCleary was the first full-time Executive Director of the Florida Council of Independent
Schools (FCIS) and served tirelessly in this role from 1978 to 1990. Edgar had a heart for teachers, and
therefore, in his memory, this award is awarded to a “teacher’s teacher,” to acknowledge the outstanding service of an individual who has given generously of his/her time in service to further the mission of the FCIS schools.

Those Eligible:

  • Any individual, with the exception of a sitting FCIS board member, who has given outstanding service to FCIS schools.

Nominations and voting are done by the FCIS Board of Directors. 

Edgar McCleary Service Award Recipients:

2011 – Marian Krutulis, Gulliver Schools, Miami

2013 – Dr. Joan Lutton, The Cushman School, Miami

2015 – Catherine Ford , Holy Trinity Episcopal, Melbourne

2017 – Dr. Steve Russey, St. Johns Country Day School, Orange Park

2019 – Richard Gehman, Oak Hall School, Gainesville

2021 – Dr. Joyce Swarzman, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, Tampa