The Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards Banquets

Each spring the Excellence in Teaching Awards program recognizes more than 100 outstanding educators throughout the Pioneer Valley at three festive banquets.

These banquets include: 
  • Festive dinner 
  • Individual award presentations 
  • And inspirational speakers and/or entertainment 

Gifts for winners include a cash prize along with an engraved plaque, significant course tuition incentives at eight participating colleges and universities, and memberships to local YMCAs, the Springfield Jewish Community Center, and New England Public Media.

Tickets are available free to each winner and one guest, superintendents, principals, district representatives, mayors, funding partners and funding supporters, and other dignitaries. Limited paid tickets are also available for educators and other supporters of winning teachers in every district. 

See pictures of our 2024 Banquets:
REGION ONE – April 24, 2024 
REGION TWO – April 30, 2024
REGION THREE – May 8, 2024

District Winners posing with their PlaquesDistrict Winners posing with their Plaques
The Reception at the Banquets



For more information please contact Michelle Roberts:


Awards Banquet
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