Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (MVRCS) Grade 3 lead teacher Ms. Amanda Gregory received the Walter R. Warren Prize for Excellence in Teaching recently. Gregory, who recently was feted for reaching the 10-year Years of Service milestone received monetary compensation for her achievement and becomes the third educator to collect the prize since its inception in 2019.
The Warren Prize, generously donated by the Warren Family of Malden, takes into account three main criteria: delivery of instruction and application of behavior management model, citizenship and virtue. Moreover, the award recipient demonstrates “a steadfast commitment to the educational approach that is faithful to the school’s Charter, Key Design Elements, Mission and Strategic Plan.”
A cum laude Elementary Education and Integrated Liberal Arts graduate of Curry College, Gregory began her career at MVRCS as many teachers do, as an Instructional Assistant (IA). She then became a Grade 1 classroom teacher before ascending to the ranks of Lead Teacher. The 2020-2021 academic year marked her first year as the Grade 3 Lead Teacher.
Known for her positive outlook, quiet yet confident leadership skills, complete knowledge of the subject matter and ability to connect with all of her students, Gregory isn’t the only member of her family employed by MVRCS as her sister Brianna is a Grade 4 teacher. Away from school, Gregory enjoys classical and modern dance having served as an instructor for many years.