This 2018-2019 Robert McGuire Award was presented to Blake Spanish teacher Maura Batts. Señora Batts was nominated by a former student, Laura Escobar, whose life and career path was truly shaped through a cultural exchange trip to Spain led by Señora Batts. Señora Batts was unable to receive the award in person, so Ellen Toubman accepted the award on her behalf.
About the Award
Robert (Bob) Maguire was the Superintendent of Medfield Schools from 1999 – 2013.
This award will be given to a staff member whose effort embodies Bob’s vision for further developing students’ global understanding and readiness to engage in the expanding global economy. Similar to Bob, the award recipient will be someone who inspires students to look beyond the town of Medfield and learn more about the global community through innovative programs and technologies.
This may include initiatives that:
Use innovative technologies to enhance learning, foster collaboration, and develop connections with other people and communities
Increase multicultural awareness and appreciation
Bring multicultural elements into the curriculum
Develop links with schools or organizations in other nations or different ethnic communities within the US
Each year, all staff, parents and students are invited to nominate staff members for the award.