Long before BTSA, Teachers Observing Other Teachers, and professional development budgets, there was Tom Lippi. Over the past 40 years, Marin Catholic’s “Master Teacher” has worked alongside his dedicated colleagues offering mentorship, advice, and guidance.
Mr. Lippi has played a significant role in turning good teachers into great teachers, and good departments into great departments. While Marin Catholic English teachers credit Mr. Lippi with many of their successes, you will also find his name mentioned across all disciplines in terms of the “high bar” he sets in his ability to connect with students and in the mastery of his craft. In 2009, Mr. Lippi became one of just 17 members in the Marin Catholic Distinguished Alumni circle, and is only the second classroom teacher to be represented there.
In an effort to sustain Mr. Lippi’s vision for excellence in teaching, members of the MC Board of Regents have established the school’s first endowed fund for Teacher Recruitment and Professional Development. The Tom Lippi Fund for the Future will be a permanent endowed fund where distributions may be used for any purpose deemed appropriate to advance teacher recruitment, professional development, and professional growth, all priorities dear to Mr. Lippi.