35th Anniversary Scholarship Winners
MassCUE-Sponsored Teacher Scholarships
Sue Andrews recently started her eleventh year in the Shrewsbury Public School system teaching humanities at the middle level. She loves watching her students discover themselves through literature and writing and, most importantly, she appreciates the lessons they teach her every day.
This September will mark the beginning of my 30th year in teaching. I have taught students in four states, and returned to Massachusetts and my original school of employment, Carver Elementary, 20 years ago. Over the years I have taught PreK-8 and special education. The past two years, my position has been the technology teacher K-5, educating approximately 800 students on the spectrum of today’s technology.
I am a science teacher and technology integration specialist at the South Shore Charter Public School in Norwell, MA. I love sharing my enthusiasm for science and inspiring curiosity in my students. I live in Rehoboth with my husband, 3 children, cats, and chickens.
Dr. Dawn K. Little teaches English language courses for Japanese university students at Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture.
I am working as a member of the Proficiency-Based Learning team, Elementary Science Specialist for the Vermont Agency of Education. I do some work for the National Science Teachers’ Association as an online advisor, a NGSS curator and a field editor of the an e-newsletter called The Next Gen Navigator . I am also a NGSS Squadster for the Teaching Channel and in that role I do some blogging and using video to improve practice in the elementary science classroom. My professional passion is making learning better for students. I believe I can best do this through coaching.
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I am Lisa Brewster-Cook and I have been teaching English at Somerville High School in Somerville, MA for nineteen years. Over this time, I have taught every grade, every level, and almost every elective. Prior to my time in Somerville, I taught seventh and eighth grade for three years in a parochial school in Melrose, MA. My hobbies include reading, listening to music, and watching almost all kinds of sports but especially college hockey and professional baseball and hockey.
Kerry Diomandes. A public school teacher since 2006. Previously worked at a Magnet School in CT and currently teach for Wellesley Public Schools. Certified in both Elementary 1-6 and General Science 5-8.
I have been the librarian teaching students in kindergarten through grade 6 at the West Street and East Meadow Schools in Granby, Massachusetts since 2001 after beginning my career as a library aide. In 2011, my position evolved to include teaching technology to the students at the elementary level. In media class, I enjoy providing a learning environment that inspires students to ask questions and seek answers as they develop skills in the areas of information and digital literacy and become confident users of technology.
Regina Temple is a Digital Arts Teacher at West Roxbury High School in the Perkins “Design and Visual Communications” CTE Program. She has been an “Adobe Youth Voices” Lead Educator since 2012. Regina obtained her bachelor’s degree in Art Education with a concentration in photography and media technology.from The Massachusetts College of Art. She obtained a master’s degree in Critical and Creative Thinking through UMass Boston, writing her thesis on Critical and Creative Thinking and Humor.