BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- During National Teacher's Week May 4, Bridgeport Public Schools congratulated outstanding classroom teachers.
The annual event combines the awards presented by the Bridgeport Public Education Fund and the Beard Excellence in Teaching award presented by Fairfield County's Community Foundation.
The three Beard Excellence in Teaching recipients who were chosen this year are Brianne Bresky from the Bridgeport Military Academy, Alicia Robinson from Roosevelt School and Eve Sarra from Central Magnet High School. They will each receive $25,000 over a four-year period and will join the Superintendent's Advisory Group.
Each outstanding teacher was presented with a Tiffany Crystal apple paperweight and a $1,000 certificate to be used for professional development or to enhance their classroom.
The following eight teachers received awards:
- Christine Blaszczynski, High Horizons Magnet School
- Donald Brelsford, Hallen School
- Kara DeFilippo, Bryant School
- Wendy Milson, John Winthrop School
- Tavares Perkins, Classical Studies Magnet Academy
- Alisha Price, Hallen School
- Bianca Rivera, Roosevelt School
- Rebekah Tomlinson, Columbus School
Also, the George Bellinger Leadership Award was presented to Michele Matera, principal at Skane Center, and the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Civic Leadership Award was presented to Neil Salonen, president of the University of Bridgeport.
For more information on the Bridgeport Public Education Fund, contact Marge Hiller, executive director of the Bridgeport Education Fund Inc. at 203-331-0551 or click here .
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