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March 2023 District Awards

Every month, Norwich Public Schools recognizes one student, teacher, and support staff who go above and beyond their set expectations to make a true difference within the NPS community. Nominations are submitted by staff, teachers and administrators. Join us in celebrating these amazing members of our community! 

The Key is Me Award Recipient Brandon Cook

The March “Key is Me!” Teacher Award recipient is Brandon Cook! Mr. Cook is in his second year at Uncas in a first grade classroom and all of his students are thriving.  When you enter his room, you will find a 6'5" gentleman singing, dancing and praising his first grade students… who all have smiles on their faces. He is an active team member that plans and supports all staff, collaborates to differentiate learning for his students, and plans engaging lessons that are motivating for all students. He is a dedicated teacher that consistently looks for learning opportunities to grow and improve his own practice for the benefit of his students. We are very fortunate to have him as a part of the Uncas Wolf Pack!

You Inspire Me Award Recipient Harmony

The March “You Inspire Me” student awards recipient is Harmony Star! Harmony is a hard working Kindergarten student who advocates for herself and other, is polite and contributes to the Stanton Elementary learning community, and is very helpful and takes initiative often. Harmony-Star inspires her teacher to come to school everyday with her eagerness to learn, compassion for others and bubbly personality. 


Award recipient Jandira Andrews

The March “I Make a Difference” Support Staff Award Winner is Jandira Andrews! Jandira joined Wequonnoc School last year and has been instrumental in connecting with and building strong relationships with both new and returning family members. As both a staff member and parent of Norwich Public Schools, she is the go-to for any questions families or staff have about what is going on in the district. Jandira is a great listener and even speaks four different languages! Everyone who knows or works with her will tell you that it is easy to connect and feel understood by Jandira. Furthermore, Jandira is a friendly face for all students and is often requested as a lunch-bunch partner by students at Wequonnoc. Even if it is just for a few minutes of listening time, the students know they can trust Jandira and are excited to see her. Wequonnoc simply would not run as efficiently if it was not for her organization and her willingness to listen and empathize with others. Congratulations!


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