By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Following each of the two world wars in which the United States helped save parts of humanity from the aggression of others, Americans felt a strong desire to make the world a better place, to create a brighter future. A generation of Americans who helped save the world now raised children whose...Read more
By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It isn’t a shock to anyone who knows her that Marissa Gumas, a seventh grade math teacher at Blake Middle School, is one of the finalists for Massachusetts’ 2020 Teacher of the Year award. Anyone who walks into Gumas’ classroom will immediately be struck by the colorfulness of the space. Most of...Read more
By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter
On Tuesday afternoon, Steven Withrow visited the Wellesley Library to teach a small group of kids all about ways poets and authors play with language to describe things without using pictures. Withrow, a teacher, poet and author of “A Poem is a Chameleon,” came from Falmouth to teach...
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By Ainsley Shelley Hometown Weekly Intern The name Marty Salka is one that almost every single member of Medfield High School is familiar with. But with roughly a thousand people recognizing this man, who is Marty? According to Salka himself, his job title is “Permanent Substitute and Cafeteria Constable,” but his role at MHS is far too...Read more
Members of the community are invited to honor a special teacher or VIP in their child’s life by making a donation in his or her name to the Needham Education Foundation (NEF). Gift for Education Cards make it simple to show gratitude, while providing vital support for the funding of NEF grants which allow both...Read more