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The Department has moved to 135 Santilli Highway in Everett. The Department's office and Licensure Welcome Center are open. The new location has free parking and is a short walk from the Wellington station on the MBTA's Orange Line.
aMAzing Educators

Previous Massachusetts Teachers of the Year

2023Danielle ("Dani") Charbonneau, Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, Oak Bluffs
2022Marta García, Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, Salem
2021Jennifer Hedrington, Ferryway School, Malden
2020Takeru Nagayoshi, New Bedford High School, New Bedford
2019Jamil Siddiqui, East Bridgewater Junior/Senior High School, East Bridgewater
2018Cara Pekarcik, North Quincy High School, Quincy
2017Sydney Chaffee, Codman Academy Charter School, Dorchester
2016Audrey Jackson, Boston
2015Jeffrey Shea, Belmont
2014Anne Marie Bettencourt, Springfield
2013Kathleen Turner, Sharon
2012Adam Gray, Boston
2011Floris Wilma Ortiz, Amherst
2010Jae Goodwin, Framingham
2009George Watson, Walpole
2008Michael Flynn, Southhampton
2007Jessie Auger, Boston
2006Suzanne Wintle, Bolton
2005Nancy Tyler Schoen, Franklin
2004Melinda A. Pellerin-Duck, Springfield
2003Jeffrey R. Ryan, Reading
2002Dawn Eileen McNair, Newton
2001Marianne V. Moran, Methuen
2000David F. Lussier, Andover
1999Bruce M. Penniman, Amherst
1998Mary C. Ginley, Longmeadow
1997Leonard Swanton, Lexington
1996Kathleen Sherman, Falmouth
1995Jerry Howland, Boston
1994Virginia Freyermuth, Duxbury
1993Steven Levy, Lexington
1992Ronald Adams, Quincy
1991Charles Sposato, Framingham
1990Molly Murphy, Brookline
1989Marjorie Montgomery, Newton
1988James McDermott, Worcester
1987Margot Desjardins, Westport
1986Donna Viveiros, Fall River
1985Francis Smith, Wayland
1984Cathleen Hughes, Scituate
1983Donald Pottle, Shrewsbury
1982Joseph Kelly, Lexington
1981Margaret Campbell, Longmeadow
1980Marta Valdes, Boston
1979Rita Croteau, Worcester
1978Olive Craigwell, Boston
1977Martin Badoian, Canton
1976Barbara Boschert, Worcester
1975no selection
1974Thais Waldron, Reading
1973Marcia Hayes, Boston
1972Marcia Fowler, Ipswich
1971Robert Anastas, Framingham
1970Lucille Thimblin, Tantasqua Reg.
1969Ruth Doorly, Westwood
1968Neil Fitzgerald, New Bedford
1967John Moulton, Brookline
1966Leah Benway, Southwick
1965Vivian Little, Hampden-Wilbraham
1964Edna Penwarden, Arlington
1963no selection
1962Lottie Perry, Norton
1961no selection
1960Edward Frude, Shelburne Falls

Last Updated: January 3, 2024

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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