29 To Be Saluted With ‘You Are Special’ Awards

FRAMINGHAM – Twenty-nine school employees will receive the 2017 ‘You Are Special’ awards at the 25th Annual Salue to Framingham next month.

In 2017, the Salute to Framingham will honor Chuck Greenslit, Bennie Ottaviani and Maria Rosado for their outstanding commitment and service to the youth of Framingham.  

But annually, the Salute program recognizes Framingham teachers and staff who go the extra mile to make each day “special” in our public schools. 

These teachers and staff are given a “You Are Special” designation and are publicly recognized as part of the Salute to Framingham.

The 2017 “You Are Special” recipients are:


Mike Fenton BLOCKS Preschool
Ofelia Caballero Barbieri Elementary
Maria Grassi Barbieri Elementary
Susan Schuler Brophy Elementary
Robert Blackadar Brophy Elementary
Kathleen Flaherty Dunning Elementary
Cheryl Phillips Hemenway Elementary
Tracy Lambert Hemenway Elementary
Lydia Jones King Elementary
Shawna Graham McCarthy Elementary
Laurel Martin McCarthy Elementary
Leslee Hodgman Potter Road Elementary
Holly Davis Potter Road Elementary
Donna Jones Stapleton Elementary
Michelle Biasella Stapleton Elementary
Doris Chiero Woodrow Wilson Elementary
Elizabeth Gallagher Cameron Middle School
Angie Goldberg Cameron Middle School
Antonio Marin Fuller Middle School
Kathy Gagen Fuller Middle School
Dalia Stewart Walsh Middle School
Taylor Collins Framingham High School
Donna Mello Framingham High School
Carolyn MacKinnon Framingham High School
Parent Information Center Team:  

Claudia Calderon, Meryl Dannenberg, Rosangela Ferreira, Violet Hinojosa, & Juliana Marra

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The Salute to Framingham will take place on Thursday, March 30, at 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Framingham Ballroom.

All proceeds from the Salute to Framingham benefit the Framingham High School Foundation which supports the extracurricular Activities, Arts, and Athletics at Framingham High School.

There is currently a wait list for tickets.

Salute to Framingham is presented in partnership with our sponsors Avidia Bank, Bernardi Auto Group, Fitts Insurance, Gray, Gray & Gray and The TJX Companies.    

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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