33 Norwood Teachers Honored
for Classroom Innovation and Creativity;
Norwood's Teacher of the Year to be Named May 5
NORWOOD, Mass. -- March 22, 2017 -- Thirty-three Norwood teachers will be honored for their work in the classroom at the annual Norwood Teacher of the Year Award Reception on Friday, May 5, at 5:30 p.m.
Hosted annually by the Orient Lodge of Masons, the Norwood Teacher of the Year awards recognize teachers for their dedication and commitment to the education of Norwood students. Tickets for the Norwood Teacher of the Year Award Reception are limited and available for purchase for $20. Visit http://norwoodtoy.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets. The reception will be held at the Norwood Masons Building at 76 Day St.
The nominees, representing St. Catherine of Siena and every school in the Norwood Public Schools system, are:
Balch Elementary: Darlene Follett, Elisabeth Kelly, Janice Garrity, Julie Cayer, Kathleen Duseau, Nicole Smith, Patricia Wheeler
Callahan Elementary: Jill Wood, Katie Lambrenos, Michael Downs, Sara Ryan
Cleveland Elementary: Jane Catalano, Lawrence Smith, Nancy Landfield
Coakley Middle School: John Roussos, Joseph Oliver, Sara Seals
Norwood High School: Cynthia Derrane, Jennifer Orlinski, Jeb Brunt, John Quinn
Oldham Elementary: Kaitlyn Lang, Stephanie Andrews
Prescott Elementary: Maura Belanger, Janice El Bach, Sadie Bishop
St. Catherine of Siena: Marisa Ferrara, Rosanne Dulong
Willett Early Childhood Center: Daisha Sullivan, Jennifer Hanley, Julie Lampron, Karen Wilson, Tish Donovan
All nominees will be honored at the reception, and receive a certificate and a gift card for Sky Restaurant of Norwood. One teacher selected by a blind jury will be named Norwood Teacher of the Year and receive a cash award as well as a charitable school donation in their name. Hor d'oeuvres will be served.
Originally conceived by the Exchange Club of Norwood, Orient Lodge now proudly organizes the annual event. In 2016 Laura Tolman, a preschool teacher at the Willett Early Childhood Center, was honored as Teacher of the Year among 24 teachers.
About the Orient Lodge of Masons
Founded in 1861, Orient Lodge F. & A.M. is a lodge of Freemasons based in Norwood, Massachusetts and active in many community endeavors. Freemasonry is the world's oldest and largest fraternity, comprised of adult men of good character. Its body of knowledge and system of ethics is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, his faith, his country, and his fraternity. Follow Orient Lodge @Orient_Norwood, or visit www.orientlodge.org for more information.
Orient Lodge's blog is written by Officers, Members and other contributors who observe the craft. This blog is used to update our members on upcoming events, past events, meeting recaps or other Masonic endeavors. Please feel free to comment or add to any discussion or even ask a questions about Orient or Freemasonry in general.