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Bay Educator of the Year

Melissa Turner, Winner of the 2022 Bay Teacher of the Year Award

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Melissa Turner has been an All-Star Bay educator for over a decade. Melissa is always looking for ways to have her students participate in our education programs, especially when we had to pivot to virtual learning. 

Melissa Turner has been an All-Star Bay educator for over a decade. Melissa is always looking for ways to have her students participate in our education programs, especially when we... ...Read More

Rhode Island Teachers, 2021 Bay Educator of the Year

Thursday, June 24, 2021

2021 Bay Educator of the Year Rhode Island Teachers The education team would like to recognize the teachers of Rhode Island for their passion and dedication to teaching during one of the most challenging times of our lives. In a time where the world turned upside down overnight, teachers gave their students some sense of … Read More

2021 Bay Educator of the Year Rhode Island Teachers The education team would like to recognize the teachers of Rhode Island for their passion and dedication to teaching during one... ...Read More

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Anna Painter, 2019 Bay Educator of the Year

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Anna Painter, a passionate educator and Lincoln Lower School Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) teacher, has always displayed enthusiasm about protecting the Ocean State’s natural environment.

Anna Painter, a passionate educator and Lincoln Lower School Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) teacher, has always displayed enthusiasm about protecting the Ocean State’s natural environment. ...Read More

Neil Marcaccio, shown here, was awarded Save The Bay's 2018 Bay Educator of the year for his dedication to connecting students with Narragansett Bay.

Neil Marcaccio, 2018 Bay Educator of the Year

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Neil Marcaccio, principal of Meadowbrook Elementary School in East Greenwich, is a passionate educator, scientist and steward of Narragansett Bay. As a principal, Marcaccio has worked to connect his entire school community with Save The Bay’s education team, allowing his students to see and experience the Bay both on the water and at Save The Bay’s Exploration Center in Newport.

Neil Marcaccio, principal of Meadowbrook Elementary School in East Greenwich, is a passionate educator, scientist and steward of Narragansett Bay. As a principal, Marcaccio has worked to connect his entire... ...Read More

Lynn Dambruch was named 2017 Bay Educator of the year after helping to bring Save The Bay's education program to Warwick's fourth graders in 2017.

Lynn Dambruch, 2017 Bay Educator of the Year

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lynn Dambruch has been a champion of Save The Bay’s education programs for more than eight years and was a key player in a new partnership that takes Save The Bay marine science and environmental education programs to all Warwick School District fourth graders.

Lynn Dambruch has been a champion of Save The Bay’s education programs for more than eight years and was a key player in a new partnership that takes Save The... ...Read More

Heidi Gauch, pictured here, was named Save The Bay's 2016 Bay Educator of the Year.

Heidi Gauch, 2016 Bay Educator of the Year

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Gaudet Middle School science teacher successfully sought funding that allowed hundreds of students and colleagues to participate in Save The Bay’s Narragansett Bay Field Studies program.

The Gaudet Middle School science teacher successfully sought funding that allowed hundreds of students and colleagues to participate in Save The Bay’s Narragansett Bay Field Studies program. ...Read More

Christine Bean, 2015 Bay Educator of the Year

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Christine’s 10th graders have tested water quality aboard Save The Bay’s education vessels, collected plankton and identified species under microscopes, and studied the behavior of harbor seals resting on rocks in the middle of Narragansett Bay. She also gets up at 5 a.m. to test water quality with Save Bristol Harbor all summer long and advocates for her students to participate.

Christine's 10th graders have tested water quality aboard Save The Bay’s education vessels, collected plankton and identified species under microscopes, and studied the behavior of harbor seals resting on rocks... ...Read More