Teacher of the Year Nomination

Click here to get the form to nominate your favorite Portsmouth Public School Teacher.


PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (May 5, 2008) – Is there a teacher who has greatly impacted a child’s education? Someone who truly excels at their profession? The Portsmouth Public Education Foundation (PPEF) and BankNewport announce that nominations are currently being accepted for the 2007/2008 Portsmouth Public School Teacher of the Year. The community is invited to submit a 50-word description as to why the teacher has earned this distinction.

Nomination forms were distributed to all students in Portsmouth Public Schools to bring home to their parents the first week of May, and forms are available for the community to pick up at BankNewport’s Portsmouth Branch at 2628 East Main Road as well as the Portsmouth Public Library.

Nominations will be accepted from May 1 through May 31, 2008. Completed nomination forms can be dropped off at BankNewport’s Portsmouth Branch, 2628 East Main Road during normal business hours or mailed directly to the PPEF, P.O. Box 58, Portsmouth, RI 02871. The winning teacher will be awarded at the PPEF Annual Fall Social in October.

The Portsmouth Public Education Foundation is an independent non-profit organization founded by the citizens of Portsmouth, RI. The mission of the foundation is to improve, promote, sponsor and enhance the educational experiences for public school students. Since 2001, PPEF educational enhancement grants have enabled teachers to create success stories of growth and learning. Any questions or for more information, visit www.portsmoutheducationfoundation.org.

BankNewport, founded in 1819 and currently holding $1 billion in assets, is an FDIC-insured savings bank and is a subsidiary of the Mutual Holding Company, OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC. Along with its other OceanPoint Financial Partners – OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., Smith Mack & Associates, Meredith & Clarke, and Narragansett Underwriting Group – BankNewport is proud to serve the financial needs of customers from banking and insurance offices located throughout southeastern New England.

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