Colt Andrews teacher named Bristol Warren district's teacher of the year

Posted

After 25 years of teaching in the Bristol Warren School District, Kristen Aleicho of Portsmouth seems to learn as much from the 5-year-olds in her kindergarten class as they do from her.

"Five-year-olds are the funniest people," she said of the antics and comments she experiences each day.

On Monday, the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee recognized her as the district's Teacher of the Year, an acknowledgment that not only her students appreciate her dedication and hard work.

On June 10, Ms. Aleicho attended the end-of-the-year school committee meeting where retirees and one teacher from each of the district's six schools were recognized as teachers of the year. After receiving the teacher of the year award for Colt Andrews, she was also named teacher of the year for the Bristol Warren district.

"It's a really nice honor to be recognized by your peers," Ms. Aleicho said the day after receiving the award.

The recognition was well deserved, said Colt Andrews Principal Patrick Lattuca.

"Every time I go into her classroom, the kids are engaged in the task at hand," Mr. Lattuca said. "Kindergarten is one of the most important years in establishing the foundation" of education.

Mr. Lattuca described Ms. Aleicho as an "educator and nurturer."

"I feel lucky to have her in this school," he said.

While the name on the award recognized Ms. Aleicho for her work, she credited those around her for working as a team. Still, the children keep her motivated and looking forward to work each day.

"They're not always easy to work with," she said of the 25 five-year-olds with boundless energy. "But they learn so much in a year."

 

Teachers of the Year

Kristen Aleicho Colt Andrews and District Teacher of the Year

Vanessa Estrella Guiteras

Judith Rowe Hugh Cole

Melissa Bernard Kickemuit

Rebecca Moore Mt. Hope High School

Donna Celone Rockwell

Retirees

John Patrick Dexheimer, School Psychologist (District)

Frank Fales, Teacher/Technology (MHHS/District)

Donna Amaral, Teacher Assistant (Hugh Cole)

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment

2016 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Mike Rego

Mike Rego has worked at East Bay Newspapers since 2001, helping the company launch The Westport Shorelines. He soon after became a Sports Editor, spending the next 10-plus years in that role before taking over as editor of The East Providence Post in February of 2012. To contact Mike to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc., email mrego@eastbaynewspapers.com.