On June 18, 2009, I was delighted to be named the 2010 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education! It is an honor to represent my colleagues at the Charlotte Dunning School, in Framingham and the state of Massachusetts.

 

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  • June 18, 2009 ~ Accepting the award from Commissioner Chester!
  • Isabelle introduces me - she was awesome!
  • Meeting with Governor Deval Patrick in his office!
  • My first "official" speech.
  • Jennifer and I honored at  Fenway Park!
  • Senator Karen Spilka presents me with a citation.
  • Jennifer and I meet Wally!
  • Cheryl and I on the field!
  • With fellow TOY Alex Kajitani, the Rappin Mathematician
  • Denver Convention Center, site of the Raise Your Hand teacher leadership conference
  • What a thrill to meet and speak to Vice President Biden
  • TOYs we are in NYC!
  • Hey, that's me!
  • Thank you to Ocean Spray for outfitting me as a cranberry picker for the Space Camp Parade of States
  • Grace Corrigan (mother of Christa McAuliffe) and I at Space Camp
  • Our official mission photo at Space Camp
  • Getting ready to launch the shuttle at Space Camp
  • Experiments on the Space Station
  • Communicating with the Space Shuttle from the Command Center - a VERY stressful job
  • We successfully build and launch a hot air balloon at Space Camp
  • Jackie and I having fun at Space Camp
  • Floating in the Space Shuttle
  • Me and "Paula Deen" from GA in the Space Camp Parade of States
  • MA Cranberry Bogger (me) and gold miner (Jackie from Alaska) in the Parade of States at Space Camp
  • Moonwalk simulator at Space Camp - Such fun!
  • Floating in Space on the Space Shuttle at Space Camp
  • I am published in Better Homes and Gardens magazine
  • Framingham High student, Fernanda, receives a full four-year scholarship to the University of Phoenix - She is going to college!
  • I received a full four year scholarship for a student of my choice from the University of Phoenix
  • 2010 TOYS on the Capitol steps
  • Dorothy's ruby red slippers at the Smithsonian
  • TOYS had lunch at the vice presidential residence with Jill Biden, a fellow teacher.
  • All Teachers of the Year were chauffeured around Washington, D.C. in a specially outfitted bus sponsored by Target.