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Richard Garland

Position: Business and Careers Teacher School: North Kingstown High School School District: North Kingstown School Department City, State: North Kingstown, Rhode Island About the Nominee: Richard Garland was nominated by his superintendent, Dr. Michele Humbyrd. Since his hiring, Mr. Garland has brought the North Kingstown High School to new levels with his work in financial […]

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Manny Ortiz

Position: Director of Graduate Support School: San Miguel School School District: Private City, State: Providence, Rhode Island About the Nominee: Manny Ortiz was nominated by a colleague, Frank Justin. As a boy growing up poor in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Mr. Ortiz remembers how conditions changed from day to day. In his words, […]

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Heather Hall

Position: English Teacher School: Cumberland High School School District: Cumberland School Department City, State: Cumberland, Rhode Island About the Nominee: Heather Hall is the type of person who never fails to greet people with a smile. She is one of the kindest and most compassionate people one could ever meet. Miss Hall works as a […]

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Martin Crowley

Position: Teacher Assistant School: Cumberland High School School District: Cumberland School Department City, State: Cumberland, Rhode Island About the Nominee: Martin Crowley was nominated by his principal, Alan Tenreiro. Martin Crowley serves as a teacher's assistant in the alternative learning program at Cumberland High School. He is also the school's softball coach and recently led […]

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Patricia Martinez

Position: Executive Director for Family & Student SupportSchool: Central Falls High SchoolSchool District: Central Falls School DistrictCity, State: Central Falls, Rhode IslandAbout the Nominee: Patricia Martinez is always willing and able to help anyone! When students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members need help – they see Ms. Martinez. Her kindness, compassion, mental acuity and […]