Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award recipients
Emily Frey (third grade, Fort River Elementary); Linda Castronovo (fifth grade, Fort River); Kristen Dolcimascolo (science, Amherst Regional Middle School); David Ranen (chorus director, ARMS), Melissa Davis, (second grade, Pelham Elementary).
Stephanie Davies (seventh grade math, Jabish Brook Middle School); Christine Holesovksy (foreign languages, Belchertown High School); Brendan McCarthy (kindergarten, Cold Spring Elementary).
Rose Guerra (history, Easthampton High School); Carey Dunlap (fourth grade, Pepin School); Marsha Messer (language and social studies, White Brook Middle School).
Gilda Sanchez (second grade, West Street School); Jamie Lewinski (English language learner teacher Granby Junior/Senior High).
Michaeline Baj (reading teacher, Hadley Elementary School); Christine Selig (math department chair, Hopkins Academy).
Laurie Frye (kindergarten, William E. Norris School, Southampton); Rita Macinnis Luce (first grade, Helen E. James School, Williamsburg); John P. Plourd (physical education, Hampshire Regional High School).
Christa Joy Andersen (kindergarten and early childhood, Hatfield Elementary); Scarlett Shockey (librarian, Smith Academy),
Sue Crago (English, Northampton High School); Andrea James (world languages chair, JFK Middle School); Catherine Smith (8th grade science, JFK); Michele Andrews (5th grade and math coach, R.K. Finn Ryan Road School).
Danielle Kotfila (Title I teacher, Mosier Elementary); Kathleen Mruk (reading teacher, Plains Elementary); Pamela Soderbaum (special education, Michael E. Smith Middle School).