Andover support professional recognized for contributions to teaching

March 14, 2018 by  

The Education Support Professional of the year award for 2018 of the Massachusetts Teacher Association was recently given to Kathleen Meltsakos.

Meltsakos is part of the Special Education Department at Andover High School and works as an Education Support Professional. She was named for this award at a surprise ceremony at the Collins Center.

President of the Andover Education Association (AEA), Kerry Collins, nominated Meltsakos for the honor, and said that Meltsakos has a track record of going out of her way for her students.

Barbara Madeloni, President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, added that she is also a great friend of the many people with whom she works at the local and state levels.

Meltsakos is serving as second vice president for the AEA and is in her third term, having served in many other capacities for the association. She is also the Northeast Regional Director for the National Council for ESPs of the National Education Association.

Principal of Andover High School, Philip Conrad, said that Meltsakos is highly compassionate about what she does and tackles any challenge without any thought of reward. He added that the school would not be what it is today without her.

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