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 "You Inspire Me" student award is presented to Kayden!
The “You Inspire Me” Student Award recipient for September is Kayden! Kayden enters 7th grade with focus and enthusiasm each and every day. He has been showing leadership in class by working cooperatively with his peers and by explaining what needs to be done to students who are uncertain. He also has shown an interest in understanding everything that is going on in all of his classes and is an active participant. Kayden’s teachers have seen much growth already in his approach to school from last year to this, and as a result, am extremely proud of him!
Pictured above: Dr. Rayna Northcutt, Principal, Student Kayden, Mr. Hibbard, Dean of Climate and Culture
"I Make a Difference!" support staff award recipient is Betsy Adams!
Betsy wears many hats in her role as Administrative Assistant at Veterans School. She excels and takes initiative to do whatever she can to make sure things are flowing without issues in the office (and the entire school!). She has touched so many lives over the years at Norwich Public Schools and makes all Veterans’ families feel like their child is part of a safe and nurturing school. She is most deserving of this award- Congratulations Betsy!
Pictured above: Sarah Duso, Directory of Equity, Betsy Adams, Administrative Assistant, Adam Rosenberg, Principal
"The Key is Me!" teacher award recipient is Elizabeth Padilla!
The “Key is ME!” Teacher Award recipient for the month of September is Elizabeth Padilla! Elizabeth is a Multilingual Instructional Coach for the District. She supports teachers and provides them with the right tools and strategies to make sure all students have inclusive, equitable learning experiences in their classrooms. She takes new teachers under her wing and guides them toward success in a natural way. She is always looking for resources to share with teachers and students such as books from her personal library or digital innovative resources. She goes above and beyond when it comes to volunteering for extracurricular activities or after school events for the community. Congratulations to Ms. Padilla for her hard work and continued dedication to all Norwich Public School students!
Pictured above: Andrea Luna, MLL Instructional Coach, Kristen Tally, MLL Instructional Coach, Elizabeth Padilla, MLL Instructional Coach, Luz Rivera, Director of Multilingual Learners