Second grade teacher Erica Hudson has won the 2019 Broadus-Hubbard Award. The award, established by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Broadus, Jr. PP'86 and Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hubbard, Jr. PP'88, is one of the most prestigious honors offered by the School. One faculty or administration member per year receives this award, which allows for professional development, generally in the form of travel to explore topics of interest by the awardee, ultimately enhancing students' classroom experience.
During the Broadus-Hubbard breakfast, Donell Thompson, last year's awardee, presented a talk, illustrated by photos, of his family's trip to London and Paris. Headmaster Henry P. A. Smyth then announced this year's awardee. Mrs. Hudson was caught by surprise. After the announcement, she was joined by family members.
Mrs. Hudson has taught in the Lower School since 2004. Prior to coming to Gilman, she taught at Immaculate Conception School in Towson and Frederickburg Academy in Virginia. She holds a B.A. in psychology and elementary education from McDaniel College.