School of Education honored for distinguished leadership in education

School of Education award

At its Special Tribute to Education Leaders, held October 25 in Lowell, Community Teamwork Inc. (CTI) honored Salem State University’s School of Education with its President’s Award for “distinguished leadership in education.” Mary-Lou Breitborde, associate dean of the School of Education, accepted the award on the school’s behalf. Louise Swiniarski of the School of Education was its nominee for the Community Service Award.

Salem State was specifically recognized for its significant role in advancing the field of professional educators from the feeder community colleges of Northern Essex and Middlesex community colleges through baccalaureate and graduate study and professional development programs. CTI, the multi-service community action agency for greater Lowell, has enjoyed a long partnership with Salem State’s School of Education on professional development for early childhood educators.

Photo, from left: Theresa Smith, Salem State School of Education; Mary-Lou Breitborde, associate dean of the School of Education; Cleti Cervoni; Louise Swiniarski; and Michelle Pierce, all faculty in Salem State University’s School of Education