Category Archives: Exciting Local Educators

2nd Annual MLK Children’s March and Teach-in

January 19, 2015

Normandin Middle School’s Finest Make A Huge Difference!

Normandin's Finest!

Normandin’s Finest!

Every Monday and Wednesday, students from grades 6-8 at Normandin Middle School have chosen to take part in the 21st Century grant program – “Community Service Group.”  The purpose of the 21st Century program is to establish or expand community learning centers that operate during out-of-school hours and provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with other activities designed to complement academic programming. Teacher John Martins oversees the programming and facilitates all the different after-school group’s needs.

Alma del Mar Public Charter School in New Bedford

We think the most exciting thing happening in education and specifically in New Bedford Public Schools – is Alma del Mar.
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Retired city educator teaching new lessons at GiftsToGive!

Martha Kay and two student volunteers

Martha Kay
and student volunteers

Every once in a while something happens that fuels change. That something, for us, is Martha Kay.

It’s one thing to facilitate thousands of children in community service, it’s another to connect them to service learning and then to something much bigger than themselves.

Some people talk the talk, others walk the walk, Martha does them both – every single day! Thousands of student’s lives are better for what they learned on her watch over 38 years as a New Bedford Educator and in her retirement Martha is continuing to connect thousands of children to a pathway for a better life. Rather than have us talk about her – we’ll defer to the Standard Times and the YWCA. Here is what the Standard Times had to say about Ms. Kay.