Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is proud to congratulate the twenty-one Springfield Public Schools (SPS) teachers who were honored as 2021 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award winners. The awardees were nominated by their peers for outstanding teaching.
The annual Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award program honors Western Massachusetts educators and seeks to motivate teachers at all stages of their careers to aspire to excellence. This year, twenty veteran teachers and one new teacher from SPS were honored.
Congratulations to each of the following SPS awardees:
2021 Veteran Teacher Winners:
Sarah Alwon, Public Day Middle
Erica Begley, Balliet Middle
Brenda Vallejo, DeBerry Elementary
Alyson Santerre, Milton Bradley Elementary
Cheryl Ray-Bass, Rebecca Johnson Elementary
David McCutchen, Central High School
Katherine Kruser, Pottenger Elementary
Amy Silva, STEM Middle Academy
Kaitlin Hogue, White Street Elementary
Aimee Baron, Rebecca Johnson Elementary
Kathleen Conlon, Central High School
Kathryn Chace, Conservatory of the Arts
Taylor Scata Gunn, Milton Bradley Elementary
Jennifer Sinclair, High School of Science and Technology
James Naioleari, High School of Science and Technology
Sally Kim, Kennedy Middle
Mary Pat O'Connor, Brookings Elementary
Jason Ravizza, White Street Elementary
Alexander Freedman, Duggan Academy
Linda Tierney, Glickman Elementary
Sean Agustynowicz, Duggan Academy
Mayor Sarno states, “First of all, good health to you and your families. Congratulations to you all on being named a 2021 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award winner. Thank you for your continued, dedicated, and nurturing efforts to our students.
You all motivate and create a positive pathway of life opportunities and success for our students. Stay well and God bless.
Domenic J. Sarno, Mayor”