The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2017 Outstanding Teacher Awards and of the S. Warren Farrell Award for Educational Excellence, sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank Foundation. Recipients were selected from nominations submitted by students, parents, colleagues, and community members.
Outstanding Teachers are recognized for their excellence in the classroom and for consistently making a difference in the lives of Belmont’s students. The newly established S. Warren Farrell Award for Educational Excellence recognizes a teacher or other educator for their longstanding dedication and leadership in Belmont’s public schools. This award also honors S. Warren Farrell, for his many years of volunteer leadership in Belmont and its public schools.
Meaghan Clow, Wellington Elementary School, Grade 3
“Fun, interactive, energetic, clever, and engaging are only a few words that describe
Ms. Clow’s personality and ability to engage students in the classroom.”
Kathryn Doyle, Winn Brook Elementary School, Kindergarten
“Ms. Doyle works with each student’s needs, knowing that each child arrives in kindergarten with a wide range of skills in reading, writing, and math.”
Cliff Gallant, Burbank Elementary School, Grade 4
“Mr. Gallant consistently delivers and maintains the highest quality teaching in a way that meets the individual needs of each of his students.”
Daniel Moresco, Belmont High School, Mathematics
“As a student in AP and honors courses, I am under a lot of pressure. Mr. Moresco genuinely cares about my well-being and helps manage my work and stress.”
Jennifer Pressey, Butler Elementary School, Grade 1
“It is evident that Mrs. Pressey has acquired a wealth of tools over the years and yet she has maintained the joy of sparking ‘aha’ moments in young minds.”
Dorothy Pulizzi, Chenery Middle School, Grade 5
“Ms. Pulizzi consistently goes above and beyond to support her students’ learning and social and emotional health, and she connects with students at numerous after-school and extracurricular events.”
John McLellan, Chenery Middle School, Music; and Saturday Morning Music School
“Thousands of young people have benefitted from Mr. McLellan’s ingenious methods of instruction. Students display the utmost respect for his experience, direction, and wise and witty words.”
The ceremony to honor this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Teacher and the S. Warren Farrell Awards will be held on Tuesday, May 2, from 6:30–8:00 PM at the Chenery Middle School. The award celebration, sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank Foundation, is open to the public.