Thank You Mr. Will

Thank You Mr. Will

Save the Date: Summer 2022

After thirty-six years of service to The Prairie School, Science teacher Kevin Will has announced his impending retirement from teaching at the end of this school year.  There are few roles in Prairie’s Upper School that Kevin has not held.  He created and coordinated the Advisory Program; served as Dean of Students, advised Student Council, the Honor Committee, and the Key Club; and has coached basketball, tennis, and golf.  He has also served as an advisor and mentor to countless faculty and students, building community one relationship at a time. 

One of Kevin’s most impactful projects was the creation of the annual Upper School leadership retreat to Camp Manito-wish a quarter-century ago.  This trip is not only one of the foundations of Upper School life at Prairie, but it has been used as a model for many other schools seeking to build community among their own students and faculty.

Kevin’s work has changed the lives of thousands of students and their families, and there is a growing chorus of alumni and friends of the school who are seeking a way to honor his extraordinary career.  Led by Pat Wagner ‘87, those who wish to commemorate Kevin’s impact are invited to make a gift to the Kevin Will Fund for Faculty Excellence, an endowment that will support teacher training and development for decades to come.

If you wish to be a part of the movement to honor Kevin, please click below — and save the date for his retirement party on Saturday, June 6th!

If you have questions about Kevin’s fund, please contact:

Aliya Pitts, Chief Advancement Officer, at 262-752-2520

Pat Wagner ’87, at 620-222-2366