During a ceremony held at the Museum of Science, officials presented awards to Anne Marie Bettencourt of Hatfield, a Springfield Central High School 9th grade English Language Arts teacher who has been selected as the 2014 Teacher of the Year. The Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Program, which is administered by the Patrick Administration, recognizes each school year excellence in teaching across the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Teacher of the Year is automatically the state’s candidate for National Teacher of the Year. While remaining in the classroom, Bettencourt will serve as ambassador to the teaching profession over the next year by making speeches and conducting workshops throughout the state. Last year, more than 90 percent of students from Bettencourt’s team moved on to the 10th grade – compared to roughly 50 percent of ninth graders across the district.
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