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February 2022 District Awards

February 2022 District Awards
Norwich Public Schools

February 2022 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.


“The Key is ME!” teacher award recipient for the month of February is Kate Brinkerhoff! 

The Key is Me Feb 2022 Award, students posing for photo

Ms. Brinkerhoff works hard to provide students with resources and strategies to succeed. She always finds time to build meaningful relationships with new students in order to provide them with the best education experience possible. She provides continued support with her English Language Learners by assisting with the breakfast and lunch process, helping them with their lockers and reading their schedules.  Ms. Brinkerhoff Is there for her students when they need someone that speaks their native language. Congratulations to Ms. Brinkerhoff for your hard work and continued dedication to all English Language Learners!


The “You Inspire Me” student award recipient for the month of February is Na’Kylah Tillman!

You Inspire Me! Feb 2022 Award, student posing with staff

“When weeks feel long and days feel hard I have a student who comes to mind. She is loving, caring, and kind. This student is a leader amongst her friends and has achieved so much in a short amount of time. This individual is a student, friend and most importantly an older sister. This student values connections and relationships, and is undeniably the representation of what a Moriarty Monarch should be; a person that despite setbacks and hard days pushes through and perseveres. This student continues to surprise me, and makes me feel that growth is possible in everyone!” -Ms. Rosado. Congratulations Na’Kylah!


The “I Make A Difference” Support Staff Award recipient for the month of February is Luis Barragan! 

I make a Different award, staff pose for shot

Luis is a custodian for the Norwich Public Schools District. He has covered morning shifts throughout the pandemic on very short notice when needed, even after working all night. He has proven time and time again to be an asset to the District. He does impeccable work, covers other’s shifts when needed, and is dedicated to facilitating the education of our students with his skills set. He is most deserving of this award. Congratulations Luis!