Tremont prizes

Holding their certificates are the winners of Tremont Credit Union's third annual award. From left: Diane Papadakos, Chief Growth Officer/Tremont Credit Union; scholarship winner Heather Mook and daughter; scholarship winner Tawonia Queeley; scholarship winner Felicia Andre; and, Amy Donovan, Board Member/Tremont Credit Union.

Tremont Credit Union hosted its 3rd Annual Boston Public Schools Teacher Classroom Scholarship recently.

The credit union offers three scholarships for dedicated professionals who demonstrate commitment to their students and bring something extra special into their classrooms. The scholarship was designed to help ease the burden and expense of Boston teachers, who on average, spend $1,000 personally on their students and classroom needs.

Teachers were nominated by colleagues, friends and family members who believe these teachers go above and beyond, standing out from all the rest. This year, the credit union received 900 nominations and nearly half accepted and presented an application. A selection committee evaluated and narrowed it down to the top ten using a scoring rubric. The top ten highest scored nominees were announced, and public voting took place. The teachers who received the greatest cumulative votes were awarded scholarships for their classrooms. This year’s winners are: 

1st Place Recipient – Heather Mook, a special education teacher at Ohrenberger School in West Roxbury received a $1,500 scholarship 

2nd Place Recipient – Tawonia Queeley, an early education teacher at Ellison/Parks School received a $1,000 scholarship

3rd Place Recipient – Felicia Andre, an ELA Enrichment teacher at Community Academy of Science & Health received a $500 scholarship 

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