Ms Bottali, teacher Assistant at Canterbury Street School, was honored by WSRS and Country Bank as the September 2013 Teacher of the Month.
Ms.Bottali is an assistant teacher who has stepped up to plate since her main teacher went out on leave shortly after school started. I believe she told me she has been in this classroom for 15 yrs along with the main teacher who is out. My daughter looks forward to going to school every day, even when she is sick. She begs to go see Ms B. It’s great to know we have her in the school system. She has been making sure the classroom runs smoothly while substitute teachers are filling in. The class recently did a project involving some pine cones that bare seeds and she double checked with me regarding my daughters allergies. My daughter Kaitlyn loves school and looks forward to going everyday, even when she is sick.
April 2013 Teacher of the Month
Mrs Keefe, English teacher at Bay Path RVTH, was honored by WSRS and Coubtry Bank as the Aptil 2013 Teacher of the Month.
Hi, my name is Jolie Demers. I currently attend Bay Path technical High School of Charlton, MA. I would liker to nominate my 9th grade English Teacher Mrs. Keefe for teacher of the month. She is the most upbeat, honest and inspirong teacher I have ever had. She is the kind of teacher youcan go to on a bad day or when you aren't feeling too great. She is always there to help guide you along in life. I remember coming into school crying one day and right when I entered the school, Mrs. Keefe was standing there with her arms open for a great big hug which instantly made me smile. She is the type of teacher that no matter what type of plans she has after school, will stay and help you understand something, Of course every teacher has their bad days but Mrs Keefe always appologizes if something happens. Everyday when we enter the class room she has a hilarious story to tell us that keeps us laughing for the day. Mrs. Keefe has not only influenced me on being a better student, but also a better person in society. She has taught me to always speak up and be myself no matter if I am the only person standing alone. she has made a positive impact on bully and self distruction by being one of the directors of the S.A.D.D. program. Whenever I go for class fundraisers, she is always there supporting Bay Path. Whenever we are in class and there is a bug flying around she says not to kill it, simply because it is nature just like all of us. Mrs Keefe has helped me to understand the real base of the English language which has made me like it more. Lastly, she is a teacher I will NEVER forget. She has built my confidence in so many ways. I think she deserves this more than any other teacher because of the impact she has left on the students hearts at Bay Path.
March 2013 Teacher of the Month
Mrs Megan Bernier, kindergarden teacher at Paxton Center School, was honored by WSRS and Country Bank as the March 2013 Teacher of the Month.
I would like to nominate Mrs. Megan Bernier at Paxton Center School. Mrs. Bernier is a kindergarten teacher and she is absolutely wonderful. Mrs. Bernier makes everyday a discovery wonderland for all her students. She is laid back and fun and loves all her students fiercely. She divides the day into many interactive and highly educational activities. She prints her own books for each of her students, and lets them keep the books to build their home library. She works late everyday to prepare for the next day activities. My son Alex is in her class and he can’t wait to go to school and see what they are doing that day. She welcomes each child’s individuality and taps right into their strengths. There are not enough words to describe Mrs. Bernier’s teaching and persona. I thank my lucky stars everyday that my son has her.
February 2013 Teacher of the Month
Ms Kayla Mezzano, second grade teacher at Abby Foster Kelly Charter School, was honored by WSRS and Country Bank as the Februrary 2013 Teacher of the Month.
I am typing this for my 8 year old daughter Paige Samara, she goes to Abby Kelley Foster Charter School here in Worcester, MA. She is in the 2nd grade and her teacher is Ms. Kayla Mezzano. My daughter speaks very highly of her. She is doing well in school and excelling. She loves to go to school, and she taught her so much. She is learning many things and she just received her progress report and the teacher tells us she is a pleasure to have and she always has a smile. She is going to go to the 3rd grade because of Ms Mezzano and loves getting up just to see what she is going to teach next and going to school (which a lot of kids cannot say that). Ms Mezzano says she is reading above grade level. I know that it is very important for a student to enjoy to go to school and Ms Mezzano the teacher plays a big role in a student’s education. I just want to say Thank you to Ms Mezzano for everything and I feel she should be the teacher of the month. Thanks WSRS for running this contest and I feel more people should take the time to do this for their child’s teacher as well.
January 2013 Teacher of the Month
December 2012 Teacher of the Month
Mrs Whittemore, third grade teacher at Leicester Memorial School, was honored by WSRS and Country Bank as the December 2012 Teacher of the Month.
I would like to nominate Amanda Whittemore 3rd grade teacher at Leicester Memorial School, Leicester, Ma on behalf of my child, Riley Nicholson and myself, Heidi Nicholson. Although my daughter is in the 5th grade, she has had the wonderful opportunity of working with Mrs. Whittemore. Last year Mrs. Whittemore formed the first student council at the Memorial School and has done numerous activities and fund raisers with the children to help out the community. She came into the school during summer vacation to help the children make a back to school gifts for each teacher. She has given so much of her time teaching these children how to give back to others and my child and I are so very thankful to have someone so caring and generous in our lives. She has 4 small children of her own with her oldest child being under the age of 11. She recently took the student council children to the Leicester food pantry, after school to help assemble food baskets for Christmas which were taken to families in need. It is so important for our children to learn how to give back and she is such an important role model to these children. With that being said, I feel she should be recognized for all her efforts.
November 2012 Teacher of the Month
Mrs Kambosis, Biology Teacher at Doherty Memorial High School, was honored by WSRS and Country Bank as the November 2012 Teacher of the Month.
The Teacher I decided to nominee is Katerina Kambosos, Of Doherty Memorial High, Worcester MA. She is both a biology teach and a huge part of the AVID program. AVID is a college prep cores ( Advance Via Individual Determination ) Though keeping kids organized is part of her job she is one of the best teachers I've ever had here for 2 years and three classes Bio I, and AVID I & II. What makes here so great is the fact that she never gives up and tries her hardest to challenge us like never before. She sometimes spends her OWN money to get us supplies and fun activities to help us get into college. She works on or weaknesses and had us apply our skills. I have never been this organized before in my life. I would be a failing mess without her! A lot of kids say she's hard/mean but all of them say their a better person for it. I remember her being one of the view people supporting me when I wanted to go to college in Japan or even now that I want to be a Cop. She's helping us self-discover, leaning to grow up and most importantly get into a "four year college."
October 2012 Teacher of the Month
Ms. Tracy Lawernce, math teacher at Montview Middle School in Holden, was honored by WSRS and Country Bank as the October 2012 Teacher of the Month.
My name is Mannieten and I would like to nominate my Math teacher Ms.Tracy Lawrence of Mountview Middle school, Holden as teacher of the month. Though math is hard, she is patient and encouraging and she challenges us.
In 6th grade, she came to class with a nationwide contest she found on-line called “MathMovesU” and encouraged us to do the project that required answering the question: “How does math put the action in your passion.” I was one of the students that did the project. It was challenging but Ms. Lawrence encouraged me not to give up. I finally completed and sent it in. To my amazement, I was selected as a winner and awarded a $1000 scholarship, and a matching grant was awarded to my school.
Because of Ms.Tracy’s teaching and guidance, I have some money to attend a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) summer camp or to save it for college.
Please choose Ms. Tracy for her hard work, patience motivation and dedication and always looking out for her students.
September 2012 Teacher of the Month
Mrs. Judith Gosselin, eighth grade math teacher at Grafton Middle School, was honored by WSRS and Country Bank as the September 2012 Teacher of the Month.
June 2012 Teacher of the Month
Mrs Bethany Killeen, fifth grade teacher at Paxton Center School, was honored by WSRS and Country Bank as the June 2012 Teacher of the Month!
I would like to nominate Mrs. Bethany Killeen from Paxton Center Middle School. She is the most kind, understanding and caring teacher in fifth grade. She is very devoted to her students and genuinely shows concern when they are in need. She has helped my daughter when she has had tough times, especially because we moved here recently. She just had a baby and she’s sleep deprived and still great!! Please choose her.