The Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards Banquets

Like all organizations, we have been watching and managing the dynamic and challenging situation posed by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our primary concern, now and always, is the safety and well-being of the public. 

Our 2021 celebrations will be held virtually. This will allow us to invite many more people than we could host at a live banquet. For further information on how to attend, please contact Michelle Roberts: MROBERTS@HGF.ORG


The dates of the 2021 virtual events are: 

May 6th at 6pm for Franklin and Hampshire County 

May 11th at 6pm for Western Hampden County 

May 13th at 6pm for Eastern Hampden County 

Click the event above to link to the live virtual zoom events.

We truly hope that we will be able to resume in-person banquets at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke, MA in the spring of 2022. 
These banquets include 

  • Private reception for winners, their special guests, and funders 
  • Festive dinner 
  • Individual award presentations 
  • And inspirational speakers and/or entertainment 

Tickets will be available free to each winner and one guest, superintendents, principals, district representatives, mayors, funding partners and funding supporters, and other dignitaries. Limited paid tickets are also available for educators and other supporters of winning teachers in every district. 

See pictures of our 2019 Banquets:
Western Hampden County – May 1, 2019 
Eastern Hampden County – May 9, 2019
Franklin and Hampshire Counties – May 15, 2019

District Winners posing with their PlaquesDistrict Winners posing with their Plaques
The Reception at the Banquets



For more information please contact Michelle Roberts:


Awards Banquet
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