Excellence in Teaching Award Winners 2023

Announcing the STGRSD 2023 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners
Posted on 03/01/2023
Congratulations to Anna Hitchcock and Kerri Wheeler for being selected by the Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District as 2023 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award Winners! 
Mrs. Hitchcock is a mathematics teacher at Southwick Regional School, and Mrs. Wheeler is a grade 1 teacher at Woodland Elementary School. Superintendent of Schools Jennifer Willard, along with building administrators and the Southwick Regional School Marching Band, made a surprise visit to the teachers’ classrooms on February 27, 2023 to share the news of their selection as 2023 recipients of this esteemed award.
The STGRSD award winners will be honored at an in-person banquet at the Log Cabin in Holyoke on May 3, 2023. The program will feature a festive awards presentation honoring the winners, who will each receive an engraved plaque and a check for $250, along with generous tuition incentives and scholarships offered by seven major colleges and universities in the region: Elms College, Bay Path University, Mount Holyoke College, Springfield College, Western New England University, Westfield State University, and the University of Massachusetts. Winners also receive a membership at WGBY and access to thousands of digital education resources as well as 3-month memberships at the Springfield Jewish Community Center or one of the six regional YMCAs.
The Excellence in Teaching Awards program, now in its 20th year, is made possible by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation in partnership with the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation.  Other business and community support comes from American International College, Arrha Credit Union, Country Bank, and Meyers Brothers Kalicka.
Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District