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Exceptional educators honored

February 28, 2018

Twenty- seven educators from Springfield Public Schools have been selected to receive the 2018 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award!


Join Springfield Public Schools in congratulating:


Elizabeth Bajek, Dryden; Emma Bartlett, Lincoln; Lorilee Cabrera, Central Office; Ashley Caron- Burey, Lincoln; Evan Christner, Duggan; Kathleen Cicero, White St.; Janelle Clarke, Chestnut TAG; Carol Crowe, Putnam; Verba Fanolis, Renaissance; Tia Godette, Putnam; Elizabeth Hemingway, Early Childhood; Christina Howard, Dorman; Maureen Manos, Dorman; Nicholas Martino, Brookings; Laura Netherwood, Gerena; Elizabeth Rivera, Chestnut TAG; Erin O’Brien, Kensington; Jennifer Pease, Kiley; Kathryn Phelan, Chestnut Academy; Fay Roux, Gerena; James Sharpe, Chestnut Academy; Ann Marie Simons, Forest Park; Tanis Sinnett, Van Sickle; Arthur Thomas, STEM; Catherine Varanka, Pottenger; Thomas Waite, Commerce- New Teacher; Hana Yahya, Sci-Tech


School officials will honor the recipients during a regularly scheduled School Committee meeting on Thursday, April 12th at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. 

The Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award acknowledges an educator’s high degree of professionalism, subject knowledge, effectiveness, creativity, student impact and support for colleagues. These educators will also be recognized during a ceremony at The Log Cabin Restaurant in Holyoke on May 10, 2018.

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