Category: WEDF News

WEDF Announces Honorees for 10th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni & Friends of the Worcester Public Schools Awards

The Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. (WEDF) is proud to announce the honorees for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni and Friends of the Worcester Public Schools Awards event. This year’s honorees are: Sydney Taylor Brown – Educator/Social Services Leader (posthumous)Enmanuel “Manny” Familia – Public Safety Hero (posthumous)John Goldsberry, M.D. – PhysicianMary Beth Bolduc Heffernan – Artist/Professor …

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Ryan P. Quinn Memorial Award and Mary Murphy Spirit Award Recipients Announced

The Board of Directors of the Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. (WEDF), is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2021 Ryan P. Quinn Memorial Award is Talya Horton, a recent graduate of Burncoat High School and an accomplished student-athlete. Maggie McCarthy is the recipient of the Mary Murphy Spirit Award and is also …

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WEDF Launches “Connected Scholars” Computer Scholarship Program

In Spring 2020, the Worcester Educational Development Foundation (WEDF) announced the launch of its Connected Kids Campaign, designed to support Worcester Public Schools’ urgent goal of providing every student with a computer. The district identified the additional funds it needed to make this goal happen. With the support of WEDF, we are pleased to say …

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Nominations Now Open for our Distinguished Alumni Awards!

The Worcester Educational Development Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the annual Distinguished Alumni of the Worcester Public Schools awards! This is a very special edition of the Distinguished Alumni Awards, as it’s the 10th anniversary of the program. The program was established in 2011 by WEDF to honor and …

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Worcester Alumni & Friends: A Place for Alumni and Supporters to Gather

We are thrilled to announce our brand new online community Worcester Alumni & Friends, which will allow us to establish greater connections with our graduates and the community. Through this new alumni network, all Worcester Public Schools alumni, supporters and community members will be able to stay connected and receive regular updates and news articles. …

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COVID-19 Message

The Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. is responding to COVID-19 by doing whatever we can to keep pursuing our mission of supporting the students and teachers in the Worcester Public Schools.  Our staff is staying safe by working remotely, but our services are up and running and we are ready to help. Please do not …

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Christina Chappell Joins WEDF as Advancement Associate

WEDF is proud to announce and welcome Christina Chappell as the organization’s Advancement Associate. Chappell will be responsible for supporting the work of the WPS Alumni Network, handling communications, and assisting with development. Chappell holds a BA in English and Environmental Studies from Tufts University, and an MS in Environmental Education from Antioch University New …

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Stephen Mills Named Interim President

Dr. Stephen Mills, founder of the Worcester Educational Development Foundation, has been named interim president of the organization.  Mills retired as Superintendent of the Acton-Boxboro Public Schools, was Deputy Superintendent of the Worcester Public Schools, and served on the Worcester School Committee. He is currently the director of the Center for Effective Instruction at Worcester …

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Pitcher Honored for Contributions to WEDF

Retiring WEDF president Stephen Pitcher was awarded the Dr. Stephen Mills Award for Advancing the Mission of the Worcester Educational Development Foundation at the June board meeting.  Pitcher has been president of WEDF for the last seven years, bringing strong financial and non-profit management to the organization. Steve is a graduate of North High School …

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