Teacher of the Month

The MassTEC Board of Directors voted unanimously to continue the monthly award program for this school year. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of individuals who were nominated last year.


We know this year presents its own set of challenges for you and your families as you transition back to in school learning. Each of you are trying your best for your students during this ongoing pandemic.


The MassTEC Board would like to recognize one or more technology/engineering teachers each month during this school year for the work he/she is doing to help his or her students learn during this school year.


You are encouraged to nominate yourself or someone you believe is doing a good job developing an activity and/or a lesson students complete either at home or in the classroom.


If you are selected you will receive a certificate recognizing you as teacher of the month and a letter will be sent to your Superintendent announcing your award. Also, the Board would like to share your activity and/or lesson, if possible, with other MassTEC members on our List Serve and website.


Please send nominations to the MassTEC President, Amanda Hough, before the tenth of the month. This will allow the Board to review the entries and select an individual for the coming month’s award. The email address for the president is; <presidentmasstec@gmail.com>





2020/2021 Award Winners

September RecognitionTony Ruscito, John Glenn Middle School, Bedford

October RecognitionMike Awiszus McCall Middle School, Winchester

November RecognitionJamie Whiddon, Quashnet School, Mashpee

December Recognition -- Kristen Magas, Tri-County RVTHS, Franklin

January Recognition -- Mark Rodriquenz, Marlborough Middle School, Marlborough

February Recognitions -- Rebecca Rouleau, RJ Gray Middle School, Acton & Maggie Lally, Dedham Middle School, Dedham

March Recognitions -- Jane O’Connor, ST. Catherine of Siena School,Norwood & Michael Dreesen, Kennedy Middle School, Woburn

April Recognitions -- Rebekah Ravgiala, Tyngsborough High School, Vanessa Haerle, Sutton Middle School,

& Christine Robbins, Auburn Middle School

May RecognitionsTim Oliveira, Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, Upton,

Benjamin Thompson, RJ Gray Middle School, Acton, & Saman Abbas, Malden Catholic High School, Malden

June RecognitionsKurt Lichtenwald, Gloucester High School, Gloucester, &

John Barry, Gloucester High School, Gloucester, Danny O’Dell, Design Teacher at W.E.B. Du Bois Regional Middle School, Great Barrington