19 Norwood Teachers Honored for Classroom Innovation and Creativity
Norwood's Teacher of the Year to be Named May 13;
Five Finalists Will be Unveiled in Week Leading Up to Award
Nineteen Norwood teachers are candidates for the 16th annual Norwood Teacher of the Year Award, having been nominated by colleagues, parents and students who have shared stories of the teachers’ exemplary work.
Organized annually by the Orient Lodge of Masons, the Norwood Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers for their dedication and commitment to the education of Norwood students.
The 2022 nominees are:
Callahan Elementary: Katie Lambrenos, Jill Wood
Cleveland Elementary: Marisa Farulla, Shannon Farioli, Nora Galvin, Daniel Quinn
Coakley Middle School: Madison Meaney, Sarah Paine
Norwood High School: Shelbe Doliner, Jennifer Hartnett, Laurie Mead McGrory, Caitlin Nottebart, Jennifer Rodger
Oldham Elementary: Deborah Shook
Prescott Elementary: Sadie Bishop, Maureen Condon, Christopher Obara
Willett Early Childhood Center: Lynne Doherty, Karen Wilson
The winner, selected by a blind jury of parents and educators, will receive a cash award as well as a charitable donation to their school. Five finalists, selected by the Teacher of the Year organizing committee, will each receive a $100 gift card to One Bistro. The five finalists will be revealed across Orient Lodge social channels, one each day, starting Monday, May 9, and continuing throughout the week. The winner will be unveiled at a reception for all nominated teachers on Friday, May 13.
Follow all the Teacher of the Year news on Orient Lodge’s Twitter and Facebook pages using the hashtag #NorwoodTOY. Additionally, everyone is welcome to post their own “Norwood teacher appreciation” video or post on social media, tagging #NorwoodTOY and Orient Lodge’s Twitter handle (@Orient_Norwood) or Facebook page in their post. Nominees are particularly encouraged to share messages for students, parents, and colleagues. Follow-up posts and video shorts featuring the finalists are also planned.
Originally conceived by the Exchange Club of Norwood, Orient Lodge now proudly presents the annual program. In 2021, Cleveland School teacher Patricia Kelliher was honored as Teacher of the Year among 29 nominees.
About the Orient Lodge of Masons
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