Photo: You’re invited to the Foundation for Belmont Education’s Outstanding Teacher Awards Ceremony.
The annual Foundation for Belmont Education’s Outstanding Teacher Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 4, at 6 p.m. at the Belmont High School Auditorium.
Sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation, the Outstanding Teacher Awards recognizes the extraordinary contributions made by teachers in the Belmont Public Schools. Community members, including high school and middle school students, nominate teachers they feel deserve this recognition. A sub-committee of the FBE then selects teachers from the nominations, one from each of the Belmont Public Schools, to be recognized as the Outstanding Teachers of the Year.
This year’s honorees are:
- Kerry Lapon, Winn Brook Elementary, Kindergarten
- Kate Ebdon, Wellington Elementary, Second Grade
- Samantha Sacco, Butler Elementary, Third Grade
- Nicole Pond, Burbank Elementary, Art Teacher
- Brianne Panzarella, Chenery Middle, Sixth Grade Social Studies
- Eileen White, Belmont High, Social Studies
In addition to the outstanding teachers award, the S. Warren Farrell Award for Educational Excellence recognizes one Belmont Public Schools educator for long-standing dedication and leadership in the classroom and the larger community. This award honors the legacy of S. Warren Farrell for his many years of dedicated volunteer work in Belmont and its schools.
This year’s honoree is Cindy Crowley, Butler Elementary, Special Education.
This year’s FBE hosts are Barbara Bulfoni and Nomita Ganguly. The awards will be presented by John Phelan, Belmont Public School superintendent, and Assistant Superintendent Janice Darias, who are retiring this summer. A special guest will be State Sen. Will Brownsberger.