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Kristin Cassarino named Davies District Teacher of the Year

On June 3, English/Social Studies teacher Kristin Cassarino received recognition when she was celebrated as the District Teacher of the Year. Arms filled with balloons and flowers, Director Adam Flynn-Tabloff surprised her during her seventh-period class.

"Pick a hand, one is good news and one is bad" Flynn-Tabloff said to Cassarino. "The good news is you're District Teacher of the Year. And there is no bad news." He added "Mrs. Cassarino is so deserving of this recognition. She has been a champion of teaching and learning at Davies for many years. She is not only a fantastic classroom teacher but also a true resource to her colleagues as she continually offers engaging professional development focused on quality teaching strategies and technology integration. She is an asset to Davies and a fantastic representative of our school."

Cassarino, along with other District Teachers of the Year, will be honored in September at a special WaterFire in downtown Providence. The annual September fire is known as "A Salute to Rhode Island Educators." 

Outstanding faculty are selected each spring when teachers from across Rhode Island are chosen to represent their local education agencies (LEAs). In addition to the opportunity to take part in WaterFire, teachers of the year can also participate in leadership professional development, collaborate with District Teachers of the Year from across the state, and can apply to represent all of Rhode Island educators as the Rhode Island Teacher of the Year.

Please join us at WaterFire in September to celebrate Mrs. Cassarino, who will be a torch-bearer, and to honor all Rhode Island educators!

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From left to right: Mrs. Susan J. Votto, Mr. David Champagne, Mrs. Lisa Fratus, Director Adam Flynn-Tabloff, Mrs. Kristin Cassarino, Mrs. Beth Dumouchelle, Mr. Scott Conley, Mrs. Nicole Lyons.