Westfield Teachers Receive 2017 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Lauren Pandolfi with principalDeb HortonAnn FratiniSandra GuilbertDebra HortonJanice LongstreethRebecca Fulton
Westfield Teachers Receive 2017 Excellence in Teaching Awards
Posted on 03/02/2017
Westfield Teachers Receive 2017 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Westfield School District is pleased to announce the following teachers have been selected as  2017 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winners. Teachers were nominated by their principals and a District Selection Committee scored applications using a rigorous selection criteria.  

Rebecca Fulton- Southampton Road Elementary School
Sandra Gilbert - Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center
Lauren Pandolfi - Franklin Avenue Elementary School
Deb Horton – Highland Elementary
Stephanie Martell – Munger Hill Elementary
Janice Longstreeth – Paper Mill Elementary and Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center
                                                                      Anne Fratini – North Middle School (New Teacher)

Teachers will be honored at a banquet for Excellence in Teaching Award Winners at the Log Cabin in Holyoke on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The banquet program will feature award presentations, a message about a remarkable local education project, and an inspiring teacher appreciation video starring Pioneer Valley students.

Since 2003, the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Program has annually recognized outstanding teachers in Western Massachusetts for their impact on students, colleagues, and schools.  

The Excellence in Teaching Awards Program is made possible by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable foundation, the George A. and Irene E. Davis Foundation, and MassMutual Life Insurance Company. Said philanthropist Harold Grinspoon, “Nothing is dearer to my heart than educators. Every teacher has that magic possibility of impacting the lives of children in very important ways. Along with my funding partners at the Davis Foundation and MassMutual, I am thrilled to honor these talented local educators in 2017.”

For further information about the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards Program, contact Susan Kline (sue@hgf.org )

The Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation. Established in 1986, the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation seeks to enrich life in Western Massachusetts by promoting childhood literacy, rewarding excellence in teaching and education, and supporting young leaders and entrepreneurs.