2022 Bay Teacher of the Year Award
Teacher at Thompson Middle School (Newport, R.I.)
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 engaged her students in watching all of the Breakfast By The Bay episodes we created during quarantine. After each virtual program, she would have students do an activity based on our lesson and then send us their work.
Melissa always makes time to participate in our feedback groups, and even participated in our strategic planning process.
Her commitment to environmental education and engagement with Save The Bay’s curriculum more than earns her the title of “Teacher of the Year.”