Ernest R. Caverly Award

Since 1984, the Ernest R. Caverly Award has been presented to Brookline educators in recognition of professional achievements and contributions to the Brookline Public Schools. Two awards are given annually: one to a high school educator and one to an elementary school educator. The educators receiving the awards are designated as Ernest R. Caverly Associates in recognition of their dedication to the ideals of Dr. Ernest R. Caverly, a distinguished public school leader, educator, and Brookline Schools Superintendent (1931-1964).  Caverly Recipients, 1984 to present.

2016 Caverly Award Recipients

In 2016, the Brookline Education Foundation was proud to honor the following outstanding exemplars of Excellence in Teaching:



Janice Gaudette
's 31-year career at Devotion School has been spent working with students with a history of emotional disabilities in the Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC).  Her ability to find creative solutions to the complicated cases presented by the TLC population is widely praised, as is her willingness to share her expertise with colleagues, student teachers, and aides.
Gaudette invests countless hours working with students inside and outside the school, doing whatever is needed to help them succeed.  Parents call her "amazing," a "goddess," and a "miracle worker."  She now can add to this list of accolades, "Caverly Award recipient." View Janice's acceptance speech here.
Jill Sifantus is a master teacher, creative collaborator, supportive colleague, and caring mentor. Over the past fourteen years at Brookline High School, her many contributions to the science department have made an immense difference in the lives of both her students and fellow teachers. She has pioneered new biology courses, helped revamp existing ones, and selflessly mentored and advised other educators.
In the classroom, Sifantus' passion for biology, paired with her deep curiosity, wit, and a life-long love of learning, are infectious. She constantly seeks to learn more and try new approaches to engage and challenge students. View Jill's speech here.

2017 Caverly Award Call for Nominations

2017 Caverly Award Nomination Form