The announcement was made at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s monthly board meeting where she was joined by her husband and two sons. The award also means Hedrington is now a candidate for the National Teacher of the Year.
“Beyond math, Ms. Hedrington’s work includes empower...ng students and improving her school,” Education Commissioner Jeff Riley said in a statement. “I am pleased to present this honor to someone who brings so much joy to her work.”
Jennifer Hedrington with her family after being named 2021 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. (WBZ-TV)
“She takes time for ‘commercial breaks’ during her math lessons to discuss issues that are affecting the school or larger community. She supported students when they spoke to the School Committee to address racist incidents, and she has delivered professional development presentations about trauma-informed classrooms,” the department said in a statement.
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