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  1. Service-Learning and Education Related Websites
  2. Education Related Journals and Publications
  3. Massachusetts Public Schools Service-Learning Websites
  4. Service-Learning Related Bibliography
  5. Community Lessons: Integrating Service-Learning into K-12 Curriculum, A Promising Practices Guide
  6. Fulfilling Our Civic Mission: Service-Learning in Massachusetts
  7. Promising Practices
  8. Grade Level Project Ideas - Elementary School, Middle School, High School
  9. Massachusetts Service Learning Leader Award Program
  10. Contextual Learning Portal - Connect with others who are creating contextual learning experiences in classrooms and out-of-school settings. Browse projects and resources and submit your own. Be inspired by others; get insights into ways of planning and organizing projects; find resources; and share your results! Great service-learning examples can be found here!
  11. Service-Learning in Massachusetts 2010-2011: Summary Report Download PDF Document  Download Word Document

IX. Massachusetts Service-Learning Leader Awards

The Service-Learning (SL) Advisory Council to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education honors educators, community and higher education partners through the Annual Massachusetts Service-Learning Leader Awards. This honor recognizes outstanding teachers, CSL coordinators/curriculum directors (added in 2007), principals, superintendents, and community partners and higher education partners (both added in 2008) committed to service-learning as a teaching methodology that connects school-based curriculum with service in the community.

Past award recipients include the following:

Massachusetts Teacher Leader Awards

2011 Teacher Leaders
  • Jennifer Costa, Whitman Middle School, Whitman-Hanson
  • Gina Joyce, Sterling Middle School, Quincy
  • Ray Kane, North Middlesex Regional High School, North Middlesex
  • LeeAnn Nash, Burke-Memorial Schools, Medway
  • Sarah Roberts, South Shore Charter Public School
  • Tara Turner, South Shore Charter Public School
2010 Teacher Leaders
  • Christine Ahearn, Conley Elementary School, Whitman-Hanson
  • Molly Meczywor, Drury High School, North Adams
  • Lynn Walker-Muñoz, Nathaniel Morton Elementary School, Plymouth
2009 Teacher Leaders
  • Margarida Bairos, Kindergarten Teacher, Cora Hubert Kindergarten Center (Hudson)
  • Brian Buckley, Culinary Arts Teacher, Pittsfield High School
  • Lisa Shea, English/Journalism Teacher, Whitman-Hanson Regional High School
  • Academy of Education, Service and Government Teaching Staff (contact Nancy Caruso, CSL Coordinator or Maureen Binienda, Principal), South High School (Worcester)
2008 Teacher Leaders
  • Sarah Benis Scheier-Dolberg, Humanities Teacher, New Mission High School (Boston)
  • Kenneth High, Social Studies Teacher, Hudson High School
  • Mary "Gret" Lozeau, Social Studies Teacher, Hanson Middle School (Whitman-Hanson)
  • Zachary Snow, Biology Teacher, Newton North High School
2007 Teacher Leaders
  • Susan Ann Mortensen, Science and Media Teacher, English High School (Boston)
  • Laura Mullen, 3rd Grade Teacher, Mulready School (Hudson)
  • Bonnie Rennell, Social Studies Teacher & Department Chair, Drury High School (North Adams)
  • Jackie White, Teacher, Danvers High School
2006 Teacher Leaders
  • Holly Schjolden, 1st grade Teacher, John H. Duval, Jr. School (Whitman)
  • Catherine Waugh, Kindergarten Teacher, Hubert Kindergarten (Hudson)
2005 Teacher Leaders
  • Sarah Berlinger, Littleton High School
  • Marian Dyer, Littleton High School
  • Eileen Taxe-Levine, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
2004 Teacher Leaders
  • Margaret Hoyt, Boston Public Schools
  • Mare Ambrose, Sharon Public Schools
  • Georgia Clancy, Whitman-Hanson Public Schools
  • Dawn Sather, Hudson Public Schools
  • Darcy Fernandes, Wareham Public Schools
2003 Teacher Leaders
  • Theresa Hamilton, Millbury Jr. Sr. Memorial High School
  • Nancy Juvinell, Old Rochester Regional High School (Mattapoisett)
  • Sandy Simpson, Dorchester High School (Boston)
  • Todd Wallingford, Hudson High School

Massachusetts CSL Coordinator/Curriculum Director Leader Awards

2009 CSL Coordinator/Curriculum Leaders
  • Georgia Clancy, Whitman-Hanson Regional School District
  • Meghan Quirke, MY TURN, Inc., Plymouth Public Schools
2007 CSL Coordinator/Curriculum Leader
  • Barbara Locurto, Service-Learning Coordinator, Boston Public Schools

Massachusetts Principal Leader Awards

2010 Principal Leader
  • Patricia Haggerty, Bryn Mawr Elementary School (Auburn)
2009 Principal Leader
2006 Principal Leader
  • Bruce Clarke, Old Rochester Regional High School (Mattapoisett)
2005 Principal Leader
  • Linda Corbin, Cora Hubert Kindergarten Center (Hudson)
2004 Principal Leader
  • Rick Bidgood, Barnstable Middle School (Hyannis)

Massachusetts Superintendent Leader Awards

2011 Superintendent Leader
  • Dr. Maureen Marshall, Superintendent, North Middlesex Regional School District
  • Dr. Deborah Brady, Assistant Superintendent, North Middlesex Regional School District
2010 Superintendent Leader
  • James Montepare, Superintendent, North Adams Public Schools
2008 Superintendent Leader
2007 Superintendent Leader
  • David Roach, Superintendent, Millbury Public Schools
2006 Superintendent Leader
  • Marilyn Fratturelli, Superintendent, Leominster Public Schools
2004 Superintendent Leader
  • Dr. Wayne LaGue, Wareham Public Schools

Community Partner Leader Awards

2011 Community Partner Leader
  • Jennifer Munoz, REACH for Community Health, North Adams Regional Hospital
  • Kim McMann, Target: Hunger North Berkshire, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, North Adams
  • Valerie Schwarz, The Berkshire Food Project, North Adams
  • Robert Hogan, Whitman Food Pantry, Whitman-Hanson
2010 Community Partner Leader
  • Dr. John Woods, AARP Tax-Aide, Whitman-Hanson
  • Sean Cleaves and Brion Keefe, Pond Meadow Park, Braintree
2009 Community Partner Leader
  • WomansPlace Crisis Center
2008 Community Partner Leader
  • South Shore Habitat for Humanity

Higher Education Partner Leader Awards

2010 Higher Education Partner Leader
  • Civic Engagement Center, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
2009 Higher Education Partner Leader
  • The Urban Institute at Worcester State College
2008 Higher Education Partner Leader
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Last Updated: March 22, 2012
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