St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School (SSSAS), a college preparatory, Episcopal day school in Alexandria, Virginia, has renamed its 8th grade Fellowship Award as the Suzanne Griffin Nuckolls Fellowship Prize in honor of Suzanne's 38 years of teaching at the School. Suzanne was recognized with a surprise announcement on June 7 during Middle School Prize Day with the renaming of the Fellowship Award in her honor. According to Head of School Kirsten Adams, "the eighth grade class confers this award upon the boy and girl in the eighth grade who possess the best qualities of a true friend. Recipients demonstrate in their daily lives true friendship through the qualities of loyalty, compassion, trust and service to others which Mrs. Nuckolls exemplified in our Saints community".
Suzanne joined the all girls St. Agnes School in 1978, to teach mathematics. She became Chairman of the Middle School math department ten years later when St. Agnes merged with the nearby St. Stephen's boys School. She served on various committees including Admissions, Professional Growth, and Development, and three, 10-year evaluation committees. Suzanne was instrumental in leading SSSAS to adopt single sex math and science classes at the middle school level. Her innovative math class was profiled by several local and global news agencies including an article in The Washington Post titled, “An Equation for Equality.”
For Suzanne and her husband, Randy (DC, ’83), being a Saint is an essential part of their family story. Their daughters, Emily ’02 and Caroline ’07, are proud alumni of the school.