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The Distinguished Teachers Awards Committee, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 1984 to recognize and celebrate excellence among the dedicated teaching staff of the Greenwich Public Schools. The Committee is comprised of approximately 20 members and is a balance of representatives from the Greenwich Education Association (teachers), the Greenwich Organization of School Administrators, PTA Council (parents), and Board of Education, and members of the community. Members serve a three-year term. The awardees are selected based solely on the written information provided in each candidate’s Nomination Packet.

DTA Process Explained by a DTA Awardee

DTA Information and Past Winners

The Greenwich Distinguished Teachers Awards Committee, Inc. announced the recipients of the 2020 Distinguished Teachers Awards on April 22, 2020.  The 2020 Distinguished Teachers are: 

DACE ASHCRAFT, North Mianus School, Advanced Learning Program *
BARBARA BARTLETT, Eastern Middle School, Health *
COLLEEN DRUMM, Western Middle School, English, Humanities *
JESSICA KELLER, Greenwich High School, Social Studies *
ERIN MONTAGUE, Western Middle School, Guidance Counselor *
LORI MULLIGAN, Greenwich High School, Mathematics *

The Distinguished Teachers Awards Committee, Inc., established in 1984, has worked on the selection process for this year's recipients for the last eight months. The Committee selects the Distinguished Teachers from nominations made by colleagues, parents, students, administrators and/or community members based on criteria outlined in the nomination packet.

The Distinguished Teachers Award Committee Chair Ms. Patricia Carey shared, "Although we are unable to celebrate these outstanding teachers in person, their tremendous accomplishments in the classroom and their dedication to our students will not go unrecognized. On behalf of the entire Committee, we want to thank all those who submitted nominations and congratulate our slate of Distinguished Teachers for this year. This program is always a refreshing reminder of the excellent educators we are fortunate to have in our Greenwich Public School system. We look forward to being able to celebrate these teachers at a formal ceremony in the future."

Distinguished Teachers Awards 2020 Program

Read more about each of this year's recipients below.

2020 Distinguished Teachers

2019 Distinguished Teachers Awards Ceremony