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INTRODUCING OUR NEW
CHARITY COCKTAIL:

CARE TO SHARE...?

FOR EVERY COCKTAIL SOLD, WE WILL DONATE $1 TOWARD BUYING A TEACHER IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY THEIR CLASSROOM SUPPLIES FOR THIS YEAR!

[TITOS HANDMADE VODKA, PASSION FRUIT, STRAWBERRY NECTAR, LEMON]

YOU NOMINATED, WE CHOSE:

MEET OUR TEACHERS

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CRANSTON
ASHLEY ADDESSI
 

I teach second grade at Winsor Hill Elementary School. This is my third year teaching, but my first year in second grade. I previously taught first grade! I am super excited for this new journey in second grade. I love teaching because every single day I know that I make a difference in a child’s life that goes far beyond knowledge. I enjoy watching my students grow academically, socially and emotionally throughout the school year. Teaching truly is one of the most rewarding careers and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

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EAST GREENWICH
BRYANNA SMITH
 

School Name: Deering Middle School

Grade: 8th Grade Special Education

Teaching Years: I am a Rhode Island College graduate who is entering my first year of teaching! 

Favorite Part: I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in elementary school. The affect that my teachers have had on me though out my childhood has stuck with me every single day. I want to make that same impact on my students! I absolutely love teaching and can’t wait for what lies ahead!

LITTLETON
KATIE PELLEGRI
 

School Name: Russell Street School

Grade: 5

Teaching Years: Going into my 5th year of teaching

Favorite Part: My favorite part about teaching in Littleton is how tight-knit the community is. Everyone here is welcoming, feels like family, and supports the school system in positive and generous ways. I love that because Littleton is a smaller town, it is easy to stay in touch with prior students and families that I have had the privilege of getting to know. Being able to watch my students continue to grow, succeed, and make a difference is what teaching is all about.

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LOWELL
MEGAN MICHAUD
 

I am a 2nd Grade Teacher at Joseph A. McAvinnue Elementary School in Lowell, MA!  I began working at the McAvinnue School during the 2020-2021 school year as a Long-Term Substitute, as a 3rd and 4th Grade Special Education Teacher. That next summer I was hired as a 2nd Grade Teacher and will be working with 2nd Grade again this year! I love teaching because of the lightbulb moment - the recognition on a students face when they fully understand what you are teaching them. I love teaching students new things about the world and helping them expand their knowledge of things other than academics. Thank you so much for all your support! 

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BOSTON
STEPHANIE JARVIS
 

I work for Boston Public Schools at the John F. Kennedy School in Jamaica Plain. This year I will be teaching 4th grade for the first time. I worked for Cambridge Public Schools from 2017-2021 working as a building substitute, then a 2nd grade paraprofessional, then a 2nd grade and 5th grade classroom teacher. In 2021 I started working at the John F. Kennedy in Boston as a 5th grade English Language Arts Teacher. I got my Bachelors degree in elementary education at Emmanuel College and recently graduated from Lesley University with my Masters in Reading Education. One of my favorite parts of being a teacher is helping students who have reading difficulties. I love breaking down the basics of reading and helping my students "crack the code" on how to read. I also love teaching because I get to help young people not only learn how to read, write, and do math, but I get to teach them how to create change within their own lives and within their communities. 

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SHREWSBURY
EMILY MCANDREWS
 

I teach first grade at Worcester Arts Magnet School in Worcester. I have been teaching for three years since I graduated from Assumption College in 2019. My first year was when everything shut down for Covid, so it has been an interesting journey so far. I am looking forward to this year hopefully being back to normal! I love teaching because I get to see such growth in my students academically and emotionally throughout the year. I love watching my students begin to read and fall in love with reading. It is very important to me that students in my class understand that it's okay to not always know everything but to do the best that they can. I want all of the students that go through my class to feel heard and accepted and leave knowing they will always have a place in my classroom if they need me. I love that I am able to create relationships with my students formed around mutual respect for each other and watching them continue to grow once they've left my classroom! 

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WRENTHAM
JODI FOWNES
 

I am currently a math specialist for K -3 at the Delaney School in Wrentham. 

I have taught in Wrentham for 33 years. I was a special needs teacher, a fifth grade teacher, a sixth grade teacher and now I am a math specialist. 

My favorite part about teaching: I love seeing a new idea click with my students. I love to see them have fun while learning!

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BURLINGTON
KERRY MARSH
 

I work at Francis Wyman here in Burlington and I teach Kindergarten! I have been at Francis Wyman since 2008 and I have taught both first grade and K for the past 6 years. 
I love being a teacher in Burlington because of the great connections with the families and students. I also love teaching K because the students are so excited to come to school everyday! 

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WEST HARTFORD
ASHLEY LAPANE
 

I teach 7th grade Engineering and 8th Grade Science at Canton Middle School in Canton, CT 
This will be my 6th year as a teacher! I've known that I wanted to be a teacher since I was little. My sister and I have a large age gap, so before she was born I used to set up stuffed animals as my students and teach them the alphabet when I was bored. I even used to make worksheets on Microsoft Office 97! 
The highlight of teaching is getting to know each and every student and being able to laugh and learn with them. I really enjoy seeing them experiment and getting creative with science.