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. This year, over 200 teachers and supporters gathered to honor our special Caverly Award for Excellence in Teaching winners, Laura Vish and Mark VanDerzee.

Recipients of teachercollaborative, and systemwide grants, as well as the Adam Russell Gelfand Fellowship and the Charlie Baker Legacy Award  were 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.

Mark you calendar our next Celebrating Teachers on May 12, 2020 at the new location – Coolidge Corner School!

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!