Congrats to the 2012 Boston Educators of the Year!
Eleven Boston educators were honored at a special ceremony on Tuesday night for their service and commitment to Boston children. The 2012 Boston Educators of the Year are:
Emily Bozeman,* English/special education teacher from Brighton High School, for caring about “every word” her students write.
Jayme Drzewinski, third-grade teacher at the Thomas Edison K-8 School, for “learning and celebration every single day.”
Patricia Flakes, biology/special education teacher at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, for “never having a bad day.”
Amy Gailunas, second-grade teacher at the Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School, for “embracing inclusion.”
Harry “Chuck” Gilliam, English/science/Spanish eighth-grade teacher at the Richard J. Murphy K-8 School, for his versatility.
Gregory Holt, Boston Arts Academy’s director of music, for his “compassion.”
Benadette Manning,* math teacher at Fenway High School, for being “exceptionally resourceful.”
Jennifer Muhammad of the Hurley K-8 School for turning her fourth-grade classroom into an experience.
Clifford Tetle, Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School music teacher, for “bringing out the best in his students.”
Rosemary George White, visual arts teacher at Henry Dearborn Middle School, for her ability to reach all students.
Dora Yu,* math/Chinese/sheltered English instructor at Charlestown High for helping foreign students.
* Current/former Boston Teacher Residency mentors and faculty.