Monday, June 8, 2009

Providence Teacher named “Ambassador In Education”

This news came across my desk from Mike McGrath at the National Civic League: (edited for brevity)

First Providence Teacher to be named an “Ambassador In Education”

Teacher Geraldine Lallo, the first teacher in Providence ever to win a MetLife Ambassadors In Education award, will be honored during a ceremony on Tuesday at her school. during a ceremony at her school. The MetLife Ambassadors In Education award recognizes educators who show leadership in building community partnerships. Lallo will accept a $5,000 check for her school and a crystal apple, presented by representatives of MetLife and the National Civic League.

A reading specialist at the Providence Academy of International Studies - a small urban high school that emphasizes community service - Lallo worked with students and educators from the Middle East and North Africa in an initiative to create a public art installation at Roger Williams University. She also organized a project in which students knitted scarves and blankets to raise funds for an international poverty relief programs. A former dance teacher, she works with teachers at the Roger Williams Middle School to organize an annual Black History Month Theatrical Performance.

For more information about the MetLife Foundation Ambassadors In Education Award and the other 24 winners for 2009, visit