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. As a result, the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation‘s Excellence in Teaching Awards Program has cancelled the three 2020 spring banquets that annually celebrate the achievements of Western Massachusetts teachers. Those being recognized will receive the cash awards and all other prizes given in connection with the honor. Watch for their names to be listed here soon.

If you recognize a name, please send a note of congratulations to these deserving award winners!

The Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards honors educators at three banquets held each spring at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke, MA.

The banquet programs include
  • Private reception for winners, their special guests, and funders
  • Dinner
  • Individual award presentations
  • Speaker and/or entertainment
Tickets are available free online through Eventbrite to each winner and one guest, superintendents, principals, district representatives, mayors, funding partners and funding supporters, and other dignitaries. Limited paid tickets are available through Eventbrite for educators and other supporters of winning teachers in every district.

“To receive such an honor midway through my career inspires me to continue to improve my craft.”A 20-YEAR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER IN AMHERST

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






For more information please contact Michelle Roberts:
[email protected]


Awards Banquet
Partners and Sponsors