​​Wakefield Educational Foundation

Wakefield Educational Foundation (WEF) held its 21sth Annual Celebration of Learning Ceremony and Reception on Tuesday, April 4th at the Galvin Middle School Auditorium.  The evening honored students, staff, volunteers, community and Wakefield Public School staff members who make our schools great. Below are the honorees and a sampling of photos from the evening.. Congratulations to this year’s honorees.

2017 Special Award Recipients



The Impact Award went to Eleanor Yessaian (3rd from left) of the Galvin Middle School​ for her demonstration of the enormous impact one person can impart, making a difference in our school community. 













The Excellence in Education Award went to Tom Bankert ​(center) of Wakefield Memorial High School in recognition for his years of dedication and commitment to the students, staff and community of the Wakefield Public School System, creating a sound foundation for lifelong learning and achievement.











WEF Present & Past 











​Elizabeth Russell, current WEF President; Lauren Patriquin-Muise, former WEF President; and Dr. Kim Smith, Superintendent. 

Galvin Middle School Recipients

Pictured below are Galvin Middle School students, staff and volunteers who were honored by their school principal for exemplifying the core values of their school and showing positive effort and attitude.

Wakefield Memorial High School Recipients

Pictured are Wakefield Memorial High School students and staff who were honored by their school principal for exemplifying the core values of their school and showing positive effort and attitude.

Celebration of Learning 2017

Elementary Student Recipients

Pictured are elementary students by school, who were honored by their school principal for exemplifying the core values of their respective schools and showing positive effort and attitude

DOYLE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER                                            Margo Perriello, Principal
Barbara Durney     Brian McCall     Teresa Roberto     Amy Loews


DOLBEARE SCHOOL                                                                Dr. Maureen Hughes, Principal

Samantha Freeman     Courtney Leahy     Maureen McCarthy     Sharon Wyatt


GREENWOOD SCHOOL                                                                  Deborah Collura, Principal
Jennifer Baldwin     Jennifer Moon     Corine Keyes     Marie Paiva             


WALTON SCHOOL                                                                               Jeri Hammond, Principal
Pamela Curran     Marie Powell     Jill Sullivan     Amy Yessaian    


WOODVILLE SCHOOL                                                                      Michelle Zottoli, Principal
Muriel Campbell     Cheryl Conte     Michelle Greatorex     Kristine Fitzgerald


Elementary Staff and Volunteer Recipients

Listed below are elementary staff and volunteers who were honored by their school principal for exemplifying the core values of their school and showing positive effort and attitude.