Teacher of the Year


On Thursday, June 2nd, at the Drury High School Commencement exercises, the North Adams Public Schools honored Colegrove Park Elementary School fifth grade teacher, Lisa Marceau, with the annual Marion B. Kelley Teacher of the Year Award. Mrs. Marceau embodies the ongoing and emergent spirt of the North Adams Public Schools. She has truly touched the lives of her students, her colleagues, and the school community.

It is an honor for the district to thank Mrs. Marceau and show her our appreciation by presenting her with this year’s award.

This award, named in honor of the late Marion B. Kelley, a former North Adams teacher and principal, is presented to teachers in recognition of their dedicated, skillful teaching, understanding of children, and exemplification of the “ideal” teacher.  Mrs. Kelley taught in the North Adams school system from 1929 until 1936 when she married and had to leave the school system because state law prohibited married women from teaching.  She rejoined the school system as a teacher in 1945 and retired in 1978 as principal of Haskins and Johnson schools.

Annually, a teacher is nominated for this award by fellow North Adams Public Schools’ employees and selected by the District Administration.  As the recipient of the award, Mrs. Marceau will receive a $100.00 gift certificate that she may use for supplies in the classroom.

Congratulations Mrs. Marceau!