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Lucy Canotas in her classroom, courtesy Manchester school district

Oct 7, 2015 12:33 PM

Manchester teacher receives national award for excellence


MANCHESTER - A fifth-grade teacher at Bakersville Elementary School has been chosen to receive the National Education Association’s New Hampshire 2015 Teaching Excellence award.

Lucy Canotas was chosen after being nominated by the state affiliate as an outstanding teacher who creates learning environments that meet the needs of students from different cultures and backgrounds and of varying ability.

“Lucy looks at the whole child, sees their strengths, and helps them achieve in all areas,” said Bakersville Principal Judy Adams.

Canotas agrees that education is not just academic. "When you understand your students better and make them feel comfortable and safe in school, they are better learners.”

The award also comes with a $650 check for the school.


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