Boston Public Schools (BPS), the City of Boston, and the Boston Teachers Union (BTU), announced the winners of the 2018 Boston Educator of the Year Award this month, and two Charlestown educators were among those recognized.
Those from Charlestown schools included:
- Danielle Nicole Alli, Charlestown High School.
- John Rice, Clarence R. Edwards Middle School.
Recipients were honored at TD Garden during the Boston Celtics’ final regular-season game. The educators recognized consistently go the extra mile to make lasting impressions on their students and the BPS community.
“The Educator of the Year Award highlights the hard work of Boston Public School teachers,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “BPS has dedicated teachers, support staff, and administrators that make BPS students’ futures brighter each and every day and change our students’ lives for the better. Congratulations to this year’s winners on their well-deserved recognition.”
All Boston Public Schools teachers, paraprofessionals, librarians, and other support staff were eligible for nomination. Fellow teachers, families, students, community members, and others were invited to nominate educators who they believed deserved recognition for their contributions to the school community.
“The Boston School Committee commends the exceptional work of the 2018 Educator of the Year Award recipients,” said Boston School Committee Chairperson Michael Loconto. “Their unwavering commitment to the growth and development of our students is evident by the heartfelt nominations they received. We are appreciative of the world-class education they continue to provide.”
The BPS community submitted more than 200 nominations.
“The winners of the Educator of the Year Award have worked incredibly hard for this well-deserved honor,” said BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang. “We are so grateful to these educators, who are committed to closing opportunity and achievement gaps for our students. Thank you to the award winners, honorable mentions, and every teacher devoted to leaving a positive impact on the lives of BPS students.”