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Millis teachers honored at Norfolk County Teachers Association banquet

Yvonne FitzGerald and Beth Morrill recognized

On June 4, the Millis Teachers Association honored two of their own at the annual Norfolk County Teachers Association Banquet. This year the Millis Teachers Association was proud to present the Honor Award to Yvonne FitzGerald and the Service Award to Beth Morrill. In addition, Mrs. Fitzgerald received the NCTA Teacher of the Year Distinguished Educator Award, an honor never before given to a Millis educator. The following is what was read at the ceremony.
“Yvonne encompasses what it means to go above and beyond to be a great educator. Aside from coaching over 100 students on the track and field team, she advises our DECA program and Culture Club. Her generous heart goes beyond her creativity and enthusiasm in the classroom and on the athletic fields. Twice she has fostered existing students so they could finish out their schooling in Millis. She’s served our local Association as vice-president, NCTA director, negotiations participant, and many years as a delegate to Annual Meeting.” 
Beth started the Active Minds Club with over 38% of our high school student body participating. Active Minds destigmatizes mental health while building peer-to-peer connections. In addition, Beth’s homework clinic is also a place of support for students. Her being a great listener and developing relationships with our students has enabled them to have a trusted adult to depend on. Beth’s caring disposition is reflected in all that she does to help our students, school, and community.