51 area educators recieve award for excellence

Photo Courtesy: MGNonline
Photo Courtesy: MGNonline

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – 51 western Massachusetts teachers were honored tonight for being outstanding educators.

Hundreds of people packed the Log Cabin Banquet hall to honor the teachers who received the Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Education. The teachers are chosen by their peers for their devotion to their children and their careers.

Elizabeth Fazio, a teacher at Springfield’s DeBerry School told 22News, “It’s nice to be honored, and I’d like to share the experience with my colleagues.”

This is the 11th year of the Outstanding teacher awards in western Massachusetts.

Each honoree receives an engraved plaque, 500 dollars, memberships to the YMCA and the Jewish Community Center and scholarships for courses at several western Massachusetts colleges and universities.

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