Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Ridgefield, CT


Ridgefield Public Schools will be soon be invaded by Super Hero’s during Teacher Appreciation Week of May 4th. The Ridgefield Education Foundation once again presents HERO AWARDS-Honoring Exceptional Ridgefield Outstanding educators! Parents can purchase certificates in advance recognizing a teacher for their hard work, innovation, creativity and dedication. During Teacher Appreciation Week, Mrs. Incredible will visit all of Ridgefield’s elementary and middle school hallways to personally hand deliver certificates and declare to students that their teacher is a “Ridgefield Public School Super Hero!” High school teachers receive a personalized certificate in their mailbox.


“Proceeds go directly back to the teachers in forms of grants. It’s an amusing way to celebrate staff with a gift that keeps on giving!” explains Tori Dinkel, Ridgefield Education Foundation Hero Chair. The schools are dedicated to help make the programs a success as well. Ridgebury Elementary School Principal, Jamie Palladino agrees, “This is a fun way for the schools to partner with the REF. The students always get excited to see the super hero enter their room and recognize their teacher. REF continues to support and acknowledge the outstanding work of our staff.” Last year the program presented over 300 teachers and staff with certificates and the proceeds went to support the creative, innovative and collaborative programs throughout Ridgefield Public Schools.


The mission of Ridgefield Education Foundation is to bridge the community at large and Ridgefield’s public schools by encouraging private philanthropy to enhance the educational experiences of Ridgefield’s learners of all ages. REF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. New members always welcome!


To order a HERO Award click here


Photo: Miss Incredible surrounded by Farmingville teachers, Mrs. Prills and Mrs. Hastings.




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