Susan Rapp, School Department Central Office
Deborah Durnin, Shrewsbury High School
Evan Earls, Shrewsbury High School
Heather Sena, Little Colonials Preschool at Shrewsbury High School
Jennifer Flemming, Coolidge School
Amy Johnson, Oak Middle School
Kelly Lawlor, Shrewsbury High School
Sarah Matthews, Sherwood Middle School
Patricia Waterhouse, Director of Special Education, Sherwood & Oak Middle Schools
Anne Gray, Parent Volunteer/Substitute Teacher, Paton School
Fifteen grants, totaling $15,746.27, have been awarded to the Shrewsbury Public Schools for the 2019–2020 school year. Grants for the following year will be considered in the fall of 2020.
“A Sensory Integration Approach; Inclusive Practices to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners”
Mary Ann Hogan / Tina McGrail (Floral Elementary School)
“Building Empathy by Expanding the Canon: Developing Student’s Social Emotional Skills through Non-Fiction Narratives”
Liza Trombley / Kelly Lawlor (Shrewsbury High School)
“Can You Hear Me Now? Helping Students Develop Self-Monitoring Skills for Independent Work”
Nicole Cormier / Lisa Papazian (Walter J. Paton Elementary School)
“Cultures that Rock Our World: Appreciating and Accepting our Differences through Culturally Responsive Books in the Media Center”
Marjorie Fox / Pamela Santilli (Calvin Coolidge Elementary School)
“Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover: Promoting Representation, Inclusion, and Mental Awareness for ALL Students through Children’s Literature”
Colleen D’Errico (Shrewsbury High School)
“E.E.K. Environmental Education for Kids – 2019”
Kara Frankian (Floral Elementary School)
“Experiencing Everything: Virtual Reality and Enhancing the Learning Experience”
Matt Amdur / Derek Pizzuto (Oak Middle School)
“United Sound Resources: A Project in Inclusivity for Shrewsbury High School’s Instrumental Music Program”
Brian Liporto / Kate Mercadante (Shrewsbury High School)
“Family Book Club Lending Library”
Melissa Barrett / Becky Dumphey (Beal Early Childhood Center)
“Mental Health Toolkit Supply Grant”
Brenda Filiere (Shrewsbury High School)
“Oak Fitness Room”
Jeff LaRose (Oak Middle School)
“Paton’s Premier Pentathlon”
Ben Pierce / Lisa Smith (Walter J. Paton Elementary School)
Litza Rivera (Sherwood Middle School)
“Taking PE to New Heights”
Amy Smith (Floral Elementary School)
Sophie Straubel (Oak Middle School)
Nominations were closed on November 20, 2019.
The John P. Collins Awards For Excellence honor the exemplary efforts of those whose work brings to life the mission of the Shrewsbury Public Schools: to provide students with the skills and knowledge for the 21st century, an appreciation of our democratic tradition and the desire to continue to learn throughout life. The awards are named for former Superintendent of the Shrewsbury Public Schools John P. Collins, who served in town from 1978 to 1994 and continues to exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and a dedication to lifelong learning in our community.
Multiple awards will be given in the following categories:
Who can be nominated?
Anyone who currently works or volunteers in the Shrewsbury Public Schools can be nominated. This includes any staff member or volunteer who you or your child either works with now or has worked with in the past.
Who can submit a nomination?
Just about everyone who’s been touched by the Shrewsbury Public Schools at any level to any degree, such as: Students, teachers, staff, parents, administrators and community members… any and all can nominate someone. All nominees receive a copy of the nomination letter and an appreciation note from SEF.
How will honorees be selected?
A committee of SEF volunteers, Shrewsbury Public Schools staff and community members will review nominations and select the honorees. They will consider how each nominee personifies the Shrewsbury Public Schools’ mission and core values; how the nominee has positively impacted students, the curriculum, fellow staff members, team building, or the school or district-wide community.
When will awards be presented?
Winners will be notified by the end of December. Awards will be publicly presented, along with those for our grant recipients and the Community Service Award, at the SEF Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club.
How can I nominate someone?
Nominations were closed on November 20, 2019.
For the Impact awards, [ see here ].
Shelley Hoey -- Floral Street School
Maggie Korab -- Shrewsbury High School
Mario Gonzales -- Shrewsbury High School
Kathleen Floyd -- Shrewsbury High School
Meghan de Leon -- Sherwood Middle School
Lisa Easson -- Sherwood Middle School
Jodi Couture -- Sherwood Middle School
Brianna Snow -- AAA Transportation
Tracey Snow -- AAA Transportation
Wolf Goethert -- Spring Street School
2018–2019 Impact Awards
The SEF Impact Awards acknowledge leadership, execution, and hard work in guiding a major project to become a reality.
We recognize the Town’s educational and municipal leaders for their hard work and for the talent that is a stewards a project and invests large amounts of time and resources in taking that project to completion.
The winners of the 2018–2019 Impact Awards are
Amy Clouter, and
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