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John P. Collins Awards for Excellence,
2017–2018

Leadership

Patrick Collins — Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, Shrewsbury Public Schools

Professional

Sarah Monica — Pre-K Teacher, Little Colonials Preschool
Kenneth Avery — Grade 2 Teacher, Floral Street School
Liz McGandy — ELL Teacher, Sherwood Middle School

Paraprofessional

Cindy Reid — ABA Technician, Parker Road Preschool
Lisa Pashou — ABA Technician and Student Voice Crew Leader, Sherwood Middle School

Support

Travis Perron — Custodian, Oak Middle School

Unsung Hero

James Roche — Volunteer, Sherwood Middle School


The John P. Collins Awards For Excellence honor the exemplary efforts of those whose work brings to life the mission of the Shrewsbury Public Schools: to provide students with the skills and knowledge for the 21st century, an appreciation of our democratic tradition and the desire to continue to learn throughout life. The awards are named for former Superintendent of the Shrewsbury Public Schools John P. Collins, PhD, who served in town from 1978 to 1994 and continues to exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and a dedication to lifelong learning in our community.

For questions, contact jpcawards2017@gmail.com.

Multiple awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Professional Educator (classroom teachers, special education teachers, subject specialist teachers, nurses, counselors, psychologists, therapists, instructional coaches, etc.)
  • Paraprofessional (classroom aides, special education aides, child-specific aides, ABA technicians, media aides, tutors, etc.)
  • Support Staff (secretaries, technology support, custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, Extended School Care providers)
  • Leadership (principals, assistant principals, department directors, curriculum coordinators, district administrators or any staff member who has demonstrated excellent leadership)
  • Unsung Hero (volunteers, PTO, boosters, supporters, fans, helpers) — New for 2017–2018!

 

 

 


John P. Collins Awards for Excellence,
2016 – 2017

Leadership

Ann Jones — Principal, Oak Middle School

Professional

Elizabeth Camire — Special Education Teacher, Sherwood Middle School
Carolyn Jepsen — Music & Drama Teacher, Beal Early Childhood Center & Oak Middle School
Kathleen Scibelli — Science Teacher, Oak Middle School

Paraprofessional

Kevin O’Connor — Special Education Aide, Shrewsbury High School
Janet Pope — Media Aide, Sherwood Middle School

Support

Judith Adair — Secretary, Spring Street School
Ken Gordon — Bus Driver, AA Transportation (Bus #9)


Previous year’s awards

John P. Collins Awards for Excellence,
2015 – 2016

Leadership

Mary Beth Banios – Assistant Superintendent
Greg Nevader — Assistant Principal, Shrewsbury High School

Professional

Susan Conley – Elementary Instructional Coach, Coolidge Elementary School
Michael Lapomardo — Music Teacher, Shrewsbury High School
Brian Liporto — Music Teacher, Shrewsbury High School
Elin Dolen — Grade 7 Science Teacher, Oak Middle School

Paraprofessional

Ann Marie Lockwood — Instructional Aide, Oak Middle School
Cathy Shaw – Instructional Aide, Sherwood Middle School

Support

Litza Rivera — Instructional Technology Support Specialist, Sherwood Middle School

 


John P. Collins Awards for Excellence,
2014 – 2015

Leadership

Todd Bazydlo – Shrewsbury High School

Professional

Maura Egan – Oak Middle School
Brenda Filiere – Shrewsbury High School
Pamela Johnson – Shrewsbury High School
Kelly O’Connell – Sherwood Middle School

Paraprofessional

Andrea Collins – Oak Middle School
Lynn Skavis – Calvin Coolidge Elementary School

Support

Theresa Collier – Shrewsbury High School
Pat Tighe – AA Transportation, Bus #53