Western Mass. teachers awarded for excellence

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Excellence in education. On Thursday night teachers from across western Massachusetts were recognized for their hard work and dedication.

The event took placed at the Log Cabin and Meeting House in Holyoke. Hundreds of teachers from Hampden County waited to see if they were chosen for an award this year.

22News spoke to a Chicopee teacher who says it was amazing to see everyone come together.

Kathleen Nadeau told 22News, “I know how much dedication it takes to be a teacher and to be honored like this is amazing.”

Each of the 140 teachers who were honored received $500, an engraved plaque and a three month membership to the YMCA and Jewish Community Center.

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