2017 Sand Springs Teacher Recognition Awards

A big THANK YOU to the many individuals who sent in nominations for our inaugural Teacher Recognition Award. 38 nominations came in for 23 teachers representing 8 different schools in the Northern Berkshires/Southern Vermont were nominated to receive a family membership for the 2017 season.

This year, we are honored to recognize the dedication of Erin Holland, Pre-K teacher at Williamstown Elementary School, Frani Miceli, 5th Grade teacher at Williamstown Elementary School, Sara Stricker, 6th Grade teacher at Williamstown Elementary School, and Alexia Trainor, Drama Teacher at Berkshires Arts and Technology Charter Public School, who are the recipients of the 3rd Annual Sand Springs Teacher Recognition Award. Award winners enjoy all the privileges of a family season membership and will, along with their family members, be able to relax by the pool all season!

We are touched and inspired to read about the wonderful work of so many individuals who dedicate themselves to the betterment of young minds in the Northern Berkshires/Southern Vermont.

Thank you for helping us recognize the outstanding teachers, teaching aides and school supporting staff in our community.

Let’s celebrate our teachers!

We hope all the teachers in our community had a great Appreciation Week! Do you feel particularly grateful for a teacher of yours or, if you’re a parent, your child’s? Teachers and school staff work so hard to nurture and inspire the young people in our community each and every day of the year – help a special teacher enjoy and nominate them for a family membership to Sand Springs Pool!

Sand Springs is a local community organization that deeply appreciates the work and dedication of the teachers in our community. We are happy to be in the second year of a tradition with which we honor a local preschool, elementary, middle and high school teacher for their hard work inspiring and educating the young people in our community by awarding their family a well-deserved membership to our pool. Award winners enjoy all the privileges of a family season membership and will, along with their family members, be able to relax by the pool all season!

This award is open to teachers, teaching aides or supporting staff from any school in the Northern Berkshire and Southern Vermont towns of Lanesboro, New Ashford, Hancock, Adams, Cheshire, North Adams, Clarksburg, Williamstown, Pownal, Stamford, Bennington, and Shaftsbury.

Submissions should be sent in by students, parents or colleagues and are due by June 1st, 2017. We will announce and notify winners the following week.

Click here for the nomination form.

Sand Springs reserves the right to give out fewer than four award membership each year. Award memberships are not transferable.

Thank you for helping us recognize the outstanding teachers, teaching aids and school supporting staff in our community. Please email Geraldine with any questions geraldine@sandspringspool.org

2015 Sand Springs Teacher Recognition Awards

A big THANK YOU to the many individuals who sent in nominations for our inaugural Teacher Recognition Award. 31 different teachers representing 8 different schools in the Northern Berkshires/Southern Vermont were nominated to receive a family membership for the 2015 season.

This year, we are honored to recognize the dedication of Deb Berard, Kindergarten teacher at Pownal Elementary School, Mike Quinones, 3rd Grade teacher at Pine Cobble School, Jennifer Downey, 5th Grade teacher at Williamstown Elementary School, and Benn Griffin, History Teacher at Berkshires Arts and Technology Charter School, who are our inaugural award recipients. Award winners enjoy all the privileges of a family season membership and will, along with their family members, be able to relax by the pool all season!

We are touched and inspired to read about the wonderful work of so many individuals who dedicate themselves to the betterment of young minds in the Northern Berkshires/Southern Vermont.

Thank you for helping us recognize the outstanding teachers, teaching aides and school supporting staff in our community.

Hooray for teachers!

Happy Teacher’s Day to all the wonderful teachers we have in our community. Do you feel particularly grateful for a teacher of yours or, if you’re a parent, your child’s? Teachers and school staff work so hard to nurture and inspire the young people in our community each and every day of the year – help a special teacher enjoy and nominate them for a family membership to Sand Springs Pool!

Sand Springs is a local community organization that deeply appreciates the work and dedication of the teachers in our community. This year, we are starting a tradition where we honor a local preschool, elementary, middle and high school teacher for their hard work inspiring and educating the young people in our community by awarding their family a well-deserved membership to our pool. Award winners enjoy all the privileges of a family season membership and will, along with their family members, be able to relax by the pool all season!

This award is open to teachers, teaching aides or supporting staff from any school in the Northern Berkshire and Southern Vermont towns of Lanesboro, New Ashford, Hancock, Adams, Cheshire, North Adams, Clarksburg, Williamstown, Pownal, Stamford, Bennington, and Shaftsbury.

Submissions should be sent in by students, parents or colleagues and are due by June 11th, 2015. We will announce and notify winners the following week.

Click here for the nomination form.

Sand Springs reserves the right to give out fewer than four award membership each year. Award memberships are not transferable.

Thank you for helping us recognize the outstanding teachers, teaching aids and school supporting staff in our community. Please email Geraldine with any questions geraldine@sandspringspool.org

We have a new Executive Director!

We are happy to announce the hire of a new Executive Director, Geraldine Shen.

Shen, of Williamstown, was raised in Austria and has resided in Hong Kong, Taiwan and California. Most recently, she was a senior development officer at Williams College.

“We are delighted that Ms. Shen has decided to join our organization,” said Janette Kessler, president of SSRC. “She will bring her considerable expertise in the fields of education and development to the benefit of this wonderful community organization. In addition, she has ambitious plans for improving all aspects of our member/guest experience.”

“I am excited to take the reins of this historic treasure and beloved gathering place,” Shen said. “My vision for the organization includes expanding our partnerships with local community organizations such as: the Williamstown Youth Center, the Williamstown Elementary School, and the Williamstown Community Pre-School, as well as reaching out to other Northern Berkshire and Southern Vermont community organizations. I also hope to improve the visitor experience through dynamic programming throughout the year.”

Geraldine started at Sand Springs on March 1st, and has been getting the pool and facilities ready for the 2015 season. Geraldine is eager to meet you at the pool this summer. In the meantime, if you would like to get in touch with her, she can be reached at geraldine@sandspringspool.org

Welcome to our new web site!

We’re in the process of bringing plenty of informative content, but for the moment our membership options and pricing will need to suffice. Looking forward to seeing you here and at the pool this year!