Math faculty member Darrell Carrington joined Walker’s faculty in 1982. Since then, Carrington, a much beloved teacher, has been a coach and advocate for girls athletics. The Darrell Carrington Award is presented annually to a member of the Walker’s community in recognition of that individual’s contributions to the athletic program. The recipient is selected on the basis of spirit, support and camaraderie within athletics.
This award, which prior to 2013 was known as the Ethel Walker Athletic Council (EWAC) Award, has been presented at a variety of venues, including at the faculty and staff closing picnic, all-school closing meetings, morning meetings, and Prize Night among others. This year, at the virtual end-of-year faculty and staff meeting, all assembled virtually to celebrate the awarding of The Darrell Carrington Award to World Languages faculty member Todd D’Alessandro.
“This year’s recipient was actually a pretty easy choice,” said Athletic Director Kati Eggert. “Todd has just what the description says — spirit.” Eggert went on to say that D’Alessandro is consistently the first person to lead the charge down the Centennial Lawn hill to the athletics fields for field hockey tournaments. He volunteers wherever needed and always goes above and beyond, offering to lend a hand or set of eyes. “Todd cares deeply about our student-athletes, our programs, and our School. He is always present. He was a major contributor this spring as we moved to virtual co-curriculars and he was always motivating all of us to engage and stay connected,” said Eggert.
Hooray Sunray to Todd D’Alessandro on being named the 2020 recipient of The Darrell Carrington Award!