Conklin '19 receives the 2024 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award

Conklin '19 receives the 2024 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award

In mid-February, Superintendent of Schools Sheila Hoffman surprised four teachers in their classrooms to deliver some good news: they were winners of a 2024 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award. 

Rachel Conklin '19 was among 59 Agawam teachers nominated for the award for their exceptional teaching skills. Following her graduation from Westfield State University in 2019, Rachel Conklin started teaching kindergarten to grade 4 science at Phelps and Sapelli schools. In high school, she said there was “never even a second thought” about what she would study in college: “I knew I wanted to work with students from day one.” 

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