Outstanding Teacher Awards 2020

May 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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2019 Outstanding Teacher Award Honorees


The FBE has decided to postpone the nomination process for the 2020 Outstanding Teacher Awards given the current circumstances. We will determine the next steps and how to celebrate our wonderful educators at a later date. We would like to thank you for the nominations that have already been submitted, and we will include them in our review process once we open nominations again.

If you have any questions or comments, please email  OTA@fbe-belmont.org.

Thank you for your understanding and support of the FBE and the Belmont Public School teachers, administrators, and staff.

About the Outstanding Teacher Awards

The Foundation for Belmont Education implements a teacher recognition program throughout the Belmont Public School district. This program, sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation, recognizes the extraordinary contributions made by teachers in the Belmont Public Schools.

Community members, colleagues, and high school and middle school students submit nomination papers through online forms, for teachers who deserve special recognition. An FBE committee chooses one teacher, based on nominations, from each of the six schools and recognizes them in a surprise ceremony at their school as well as a district-wide award ceremony held in early May. Watch the 2019 Outstanding Teacher Ceremony HERE.

About the S. Warren Farrell Award

The  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.

2020 Nomination Deadline & Award Ceremony Dates

  • Nomination Period: March 2nd – March 20th
  • Award Ceremony & Reception: Thursday, May 5th – 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Chenery Middle School

Nomination Application & Nomination Guidelines

To be eligible for nomination, a teacher must:

  • Have completed 3 consecutive years teaching in the Belmont Public Schools and currently teach in the Belmont Public Schools
  • Teach students on a regular basis (40% of the time)
  • Not have won the award previously (see a list below of teachers that have previously won)

To nominate a teacher, please use the appropriate form below:

Burbank Elementary School
Butler Elementary School
Wellington Elementary School
Winn Brook Elementary School
Chenery Middle School
Belmont High School

2019 Outstanding Teacher Honorees

View the 2019 Outstanding Teacher Ceremony HERE

Mark Abruzzese, Belmont High School, Chemistry
Bhuvana Kaushik, Chenery Middle School, Math, Grade 6
Ellen Levy, Butler Elementary School, Kindergarten
Kelly Mastalong, Belmont High School, Social Studies
Colleen McBride, Wellington Elementary School, Grade 2
Sarah Pierson, Burbank Elementary School, Grade 3
Nicole Torniero, Winn Brook Elementary School, Grade 2

2019 S. Warren Farrell Award Honoree

Leon Dyer, Chenery Middle School, Technology Education

2018 Honorees

Butler – Edward Trodden
Burbank – Colleen Cox
Wellington – Christina Westfall
Winn Brook – Erin Gillies-Thibeault
Chenery – Denise LaPolla
BHS: Catherine Larkin

Warren Farrell Award: Brian Dunn

2017 Honorees

Butler: Jennifer Pressey
Burbank: Clifford Gallant
Wellington: Meaghan Clow
Winn Brook: Kathryn Doyle
Chenery:  Dorothy Pulizzi
BHS: Daniel Moresco

Warren Farrell Award: John McLellan

2016 Honorees

Butler: Justin Chiu
Burbank: Lisa O’Sullivan
Wellington: Cheryl Lyons
Winn Brook: Kathleen Calhoun
Chenery: Michelle Connors
BHS: Martha Bloom

EXTRA: Sharon Phipps

2015 Honorees

Burbank: Katie Caritey
Butler: Audrey Ruddock
Wellington: Steven Tenhor
Winn Brook: Danielle Pandolfo
Chenery: Ben Ligon
BHS: Susanne Lijek

Questions About the Outstanding Teacher Awards?

If you have questions about the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards or need additional information, please email ota@fbe-belmont.org.



May 5, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Chenery Middle School
95 Washington St.
Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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