Two Haverhill Teachers In Line to Receive National Recognition

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Two teachers from Haverhill’s Nettle Middle School are in line for national recognition.

Math teacher Jennifer Donais and technology teacher Angela McVey are examples of educators who work hard to provide the best for their students, said Superintendent James F. Scully.

Donais is a state finalist in the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She and the other Massachusetts finalists are now eligible to compete nationally. If she advances to the next stage, she will receive a $10,000 award and be invited to a recognition ceremony in Washington, D.C.

“This is a very prestigious national award,” Scully said. “Her efforts shed great credit on her dedication to her students and to Haverhill Public Schools.”

McVey is the Massachusetts winner of a contest sponsored by technology company Samsung allowing teachers to win technology products for their schools. McVey’s winning entry in the Solve for Tomorrow competition resulted in a $25,000 gift of Samsung products to Nettle School’s technology program.

Scully pointed out that this is the second year that McVey has won the state competition.

Of Donais and McVey, Scully said, “Principal Tim Corkery and I recognize and appreciate Jennifer and Angela’s continued efforts to improve opportunities for the students at Nettle School and … applaud their efforts.”

Both teachers are expected to receive accolades from members of the School Committee at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, beginning at 7 p.m. in Theodore A. Pelosi Council Chambers in City Hall.