Partners In Excellence 2021


Honoring Excellence in Teaching

Through the month of March 2021, Mass Insight (Mi) honored Advanced Placement STEM & English teachers from across the Commonwealth who have made a significant impact increasing academic opportunities as measured by the success of their students.

March 4th – AP Math

Jose Borges, John D. O’Bryant School

Linda Grimshaw, Leicester High School

Dan Orszulak, Ware Jr./Sr. High School

Segismund Shelby Sharpe, Springfield Central High School

Emily Siegfriedt, Haverhill High School

Click to watch AP Math night

March 11th – AP Science

Colleen Gleavy, Middleborough High School

James Gorman, Nipmuc Regional High School

James Louis, TechBoston Academy

Grace Noble, Chelsea High School

Jennie Portney, Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical School

Athena Kaouris Vangos, Leicester High School

Click to watch AP Science night

March 18th – AP English

Jennifer Merrow Blackburn, Granby Jr./Sr. High School

Marisa Cote, Millbury Memorial Jr./Sr. High School

Gail Holland, Worcester Technical High School

Kalimah Rahim, New Mission High School

John Wilson, Jr., Wareham High School

Click to watch AP English night

March 25th – Closing Ceremony

  • Keynote interview with Kimberly Ellison-Taylor of Oracle
  • Presentation of the Lawrie A. Bertram Award to Maureen Melanson, Methuen High School
  • Presentation of the Chairman’s Award to the Honorable Adrian C. Madaro
  • Presentation of the Michael G. Contompasis Leadership Award
  • Presentation of the Program Innovation Award to sponsors and teachers in the Science from Home program. The honorees are:

Derian Capodagli, Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers
Brad Lepak, East Boston High School
Ivyrose Likis, Excel High School
Angela Lou, John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science
Gabriel Mathews, Brighton High School
Matt McCarthy, Madison Park Technical Vocational High School
Barbara Simon, New Mission High School
Amanda Spence, Charlestown High School
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
PTC Foundation

Click to watch the closing ceremony

Leadership Sponsors

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AGC Partners

In Honor of
James M. Gaynor