Teacher recognized for dedication to community

Andrew Ahn

Math teacher Beverly Feulner was presented with the Carolyn and Marion Hays Award at a joint faculty meeting on Aug 25.

The award is given to a Harvard-Westlake staff member who provides long-term service to the school and influences the community in positive ways.

Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts commended Feulner for contributing far more than what was required and for working for over 32 years at both the Harvard School for Boys and Harvard-Westlake.

She started teaching math at Harvard in 1983.

The award was created by Harvard School alumni Thomas and Louis Hays in honor of their parents.

Marion Hays was an assistant headmaster, teacher and dorm head at Harvard School from 1944 to 1970, and his wife Carolyn was also active at the school.

Feulner said she was shocked when her name was called and she discovered she won.

“It was a complete surprise to me,” Feulner said. “There are a lot of people who do a lot for the school, and to even be considered was a huge honor.”

Feulner teaches math courses including Math Analysis Honors, AP Calculus and Algebra II Honors.