The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Pat Hunter Award for Outstanding Teacher Leadership

Pat Hunter was one of the founding co-directors of WMWP who passed away in 1999. As a teacher and professional development leader in the Springfield Public Schools, she was an outstanding leader and a fierce advocate for students, recognizing them as the best hope for improving education.

To honor her memory, the Pat Hunter Award for Outstanding Teacher Leadership is given annually to a member of the WMWP community who has contributed substantially to the work of WMWP and who best exemplifies the values that Pat embodied in her work with teachers and writers.

 

 

Past Recipients:

  • Karen Diaz (2019)
  • Alicia Lopez (2018)
  • Jane Baer-Leighton (2017)
  • Karen Miele (2016)
  • Leslie Skantz-Hodgson (2015)
  • Anne Herrington (2014)
  • Jack Czajkowski (2013)
  • Dawn Fontaine (2012)
  • Susan Connell Biggs (2011)
  • Bruce Penniman (2010)
  • Kevin Hodgson (2009)
  • Charles Moran (2008)
  • Charlotte Lak (2007)
  • Pam Howes (2006)
  • Wilma Ortiz (2005)
  • Karen Sumaryono (2004)
  • Diana Callahan (2003)
  • Joanne Wisniewski (2002)
  • Bonnie Moriarty (2001)
  • Mary-Ann DeVita Palmieri (2000)