Watch the Recording of Celebrating Teachers!
Francesca Stark and Betsy Davis

The Brookline Education Foundation’s annual event in May, “Celebrating Teachers,” is a special opportunity to celebrate the talent, enthusiasm, and dedication that Brookline’s educators bring to our schools each day. Last year, we were able to have a small gathering of friends and colleagues of the winners at Florida Ruffin Ridley and broadcast the Caverly Award winner’s speeches live through Brookline Interactive Group. Our 2021 Caverly Award winners are Francesca Stark from Driscoll School and Betsy Davis from Brookline High School. You can read more about their achievements in our blog post.

Recipients of teacher, collaborative, and systemwide grants, as well as the Adam Russell Gelfand Fellowship and the Charlie Baker Legacy Award, are also announced. The highlight of the event is the introduction of the Caverly Award recipients. It was a wonderful event and a great opportunity to show our appreciation for our inspiring and dedicated teachers.

You can watch last year’s Celebrating Teachers speeches here.

Below are pictures from Celebrating Teachers, 2019.

2019 Caverly Award Winners

Mark Vanderzee and Laura Vish

The 2019 Caverly Award for Excellence in Teaching recipients are Laura Vish, Speech and Language Pathologist at Runkle School and Mark VanDerzee, Drama and Improv at Brookline High School.  To watch their incredible acceptance speeches, please click here:

Mark VanDerzee – Caverly Speech

Laura Vish – Caverly Speech

Congratulations to Laura and Mark!