May 19, 2022
Emmanuel’s School of Education Honors Class of 2022 and Bestows Distinguished Alumni Award on Cerquira-Goncalves '88

On Thursday, May 12th, the Emmanuel College School of Education hosted its annual “Celebrate Teaching” event to recognize 41 graduating seniors.

During the event, Assistant Professor of Math Education Dr. Miriam Gates presented the Distinction in the Field candidates from the Class of 2022: Kristen Archer, Katelyn Fiore, Madeleine Johnson, Maeve Maloney and Gabrielle Wenc. Associate Professor of Education Dr. Christine Leighton then highlighted the 17 newly inducted members of the Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society, which serves to recognize outstanding students who intend to pursue careers in education. 

Associate Dean of Education Sr. Karen Hokanson, SNDdeN awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award to Paula Cerquira-Goncalves '88, who serves as the Principal of the James Otis Elementary School in East Boston. In 2021, Cerquira-Goncalves and the Otis School won the $100K “School on the Move” prize from Edvestors for their primary school improvement strategies in strong leadership and collaboration, partnership, and meeting the needs of their students. Celebrating Cerquira-Goncalves were members of her family, as well as several friends and classmates from the Class of 1988. 

In her remarks, Cerquira-Goncalves shared reflections on her career path, stating, “I know that the person and educator I am today is due in large part to the education I received while at Emmanuel, the teachers who believed in me, and my family who supported me along the way.” 

School of Education Seniors, Class of 2022

Celebrate Teaching: May 12, 2022

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