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Benedetto Named Teacher of the Year by Marlborough Masons

Candidates for teacher of the year are nominated by their peers, then screened by the district’s administrative team.

Tania Benedetto was named Teacher of the Year. Courtesy
Tania Benedetto was named Teacher of the Year. Courtesy

The Marlborough Freemasons of United Brethren Lodge and the Marlborough Public Schools are very pleased to announce that three Marlborough Public Schools educators have been chosen to receive teacher-of-the-year awards.

Kane kindergarten teacher Tania Benedetto has been named 2014 Teacher of the Year. Marlborough High School guidance counselor Steven Bishop and Whitcomb Middle School math teacher Karen Suvalskas have been named finalists. 

Candidates for teacher of the year are nominated by their peers, then screened by the district’s administrative team. Recommendations are forwarded to the Masons, who determine the winners. Each is presented with an award and a stipend to be used in his/her classroom or department as he/she sees fit – no paperwork or strings attached.

The three awardees will be recognized at a reception and dinner at Jacobs Hall Masonic Lodge, 8 Newton St., on Thursday, May 15. A social hour will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner following at 6 p.m. 

The public is invited to celebrate these dedicated professionals and highlight the great work being done in all of the city schools. Tickets are $25 each and are available at Marlborough schools’ office or by contacting Joe Delano at joe.delano@lpl.com  or at 508-460-8889.

Photo: Masons Mike Miller, Dan Vogel and Joe Delano surprised Kane Elementary kindergarten teacher Tania Benedetto with her teacher-of-the-year award on April 17. Shown with them are Kane Principal Steven Silvestri, Assistant Principal Magaly Sanchez, and Executive Director of Primary and Elementary Education Gabby Abrams.

Submitted by Beth Wagner, communications liaison, Marlborough Public Schools.

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