This was a busy week for recognizing outstanding teachers! 

In Washington, D.C., the National Educators Association Foundation hosted their legendary annual gala. It was emceed by actor Esai Morales and studded with performances from incredible student musicians and actors. Most importantly, the event honored great educators by showing short films from five outstanding classrooms, and comments from 42 educators from across the country, including Vermont Fellow Sharon Davison. Former recipients of this award include Fellows Kathy Powers, Maryann Woods Murphy, Melissa Collins, Craig Williams, Loryn Windwehen, Jonathan Gillentine, and Terri Vest.

Nearby in Maryland, the Teach to Lead Baltimore Summit gathered educators from all over the nation to share ideas about teacher leadership and advancing the profession.  A highlight of the weekend occurred when Acting Secretary John King mentioned our very own Concetta Lewis in his keynote address to educators. 


In New Jersey, Meg Freeman was applauded by her staff and students for the successful Men’s Day event she hosted last Friday. During Men’s Day, men from the Jersey City community, including firefighters, business owners, and army vets, came to Meg’s high school to connect with and inspire male students. The event included workshops, performances, and a tie ceremony!

Congratulations to all.  We are proud of your work and accomplishments.