RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - During Teacher Appreciation Week, the Ridgefield Education Foundation visited the elementary and middle schools to present teachers with its new HERO award.
"We have great teachers and a great school system. After seeing what was done in other districts to honor them and especially, after the past year, it seemed appropriate to honor the 'heroes' in our children's lives with the award", said Jennifer DiLaura, Ridgefield Education Foundation vice president.
The HERO Awards were presented by 'Mrs. Incredible' during the school day to hand-deliver certificates and declare to students that their teacher was a "Ridgefield Public School Super Hero!"
Parents were able to purchase the certificates in advance to recognize a teacher for hard work, innovation, creativity and dedication.
"When I enter my classroom each day, I hope to make a memorable and positive difference in the lives of my students. Being recognized with the HERO award truly reflects the reason why I teach!" said Tanya Navarra, a teacher at Farmingville Elementary School, who was presented with a HERO Award.
The organization sold nearly 300 of the certificates earning the foundation $4,000, all of which will go to support creative, innovative and collaborative programming.
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