Rebekah Calhoun joined Hockaday in 1996. Currently, she is the Form IV Dean and teaches US Health. During her time at Hockaday, she has served as a long-term sub in 6th grade Science, Head Track and Field Coach, Summer Session teacher, adjunct Sex Ed teacher, Director of Wellness, Director of Health Curriculum, and Health teacher. Her primary responsibilities included developing, implementing, and teaching Middle and Upper School Health courses as well as the 4th Grade Introduction to Puberty. This year, she will be team teaching the Health 201: Looking Ahead course for seniors with Meg Hinkley. While at Hockaday, she has been honored to receive the John Killion Award and has been the recipient of the dedications of two senior memory books.
Prior to Hockaday, she taught P.E. and 4th Grade Science as well as coached 8th Grade Volleyball, JV and Varsity Soccer, and Varsity Track and Field. At the National Cathedral School for Girls, Washington, D.C. At the American Red Cross, Washington, D.C., she was a Curriculum Development Specialist and part of the team that developed a course manual for First Responders. It was published in 1991 and titled First Aid: Responding to Emergencies. Prior to the Red Cross, she taught foreign language exploration classes and coached JV Boys Soccer/Asst. Coach Varsity Soccer and Asst. Track Coach at nearby McDonough High School in Pomfret, Maryland at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, Waldorf, Maryland. She also taught 7th and 8th grade Spanish and coached the 8th grade boys “B” football team as well as 8th grade boys track team at Lancaster Junior High in Lancaster, Texas.
Rebekah earned a BS in Education and an MS in Education from Baylor University. She has a wonderful husband of 28 years, Scott Calhoun, and they are blessed to have two fabulous daughters, Abby – Hockaday Class of 2013, and Emma. Together with a great team of people, Rebekah is actively involved with Commencement. Her responsibilities are on the student side and involve preparing both underclassmen and seniors for Commencement as well as overseeing the execution of the senior pieces of Commencement.