Pulitzer Prize: Staff award for Breaking News.2003
Contributed to the Eagle-Tribune’s coverage of the accidental drowning of four young boys in the Merrimack River. (Read my two-year anniversary story here.)
Association of Educational Publishers: Distinguished Achievement Award, one-theme issue.2009
Produced Edutopia magazine cover package on the Collaboration Age for this themed issue.
New England Press Association: Education Reporting, first place.2005
Created and co-wrote an Eagle-Tribune series following two teens through the anxieties and thrills of their senior year of high school.
New England Press Association: General News Story, second place.2004
Wrote a package of Eagle-Tribune stories on deadline about a heartbroken husband who provoked police to shoot and kill him.
New England Press Association: Staff award for Investigative Reporting, third place.2004
Helped design the statistical analysis for an Eagle-Tribune series on teacher absenteeism that drew national attention.
New England Associated Press News Executives Association: Staff award for General News, third place. 2003
Worked as a lead writer in an Eagle-Tribune investigative report on the hazards of a high-risk railroad crossing, prompting authorities to implement changes for safety.
Every perceptive teacher sees a diversity of strengths and weaknesses in each of her students: There is the child who loves math but has trouble playing well with classmates, the one who makes friends easily but struggles to stay focused on written tasks, and another who creates beautiful paintings but can’t seem to retain much of what she’s read.