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Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year, John Tedeshi

Congratulations to John Tedeschi!

Westerly Public Schools District Teacher of the Year 2023-2024

John Tedeshi embodies the essence of an exemplary educator, as the District Fine Arts Department Head, John has played an integral role in the remarkable growth and success of the WHS Fine Arts Department. Under his leadership, the department has flourished, earning numerous accolades and distinctions.
One of John's remarkable achievements lies in the significant increase in enrollment in our AP Art classes, with 44 students participating this year alone, and 74 enrolled in AP Art classes next school year. The total number of students enrolled in art classes continued to increase for the next school year, as well.
John is eager to participate in school professional development with a positive
attitude. He embraces focused teaching strategies and provides useful feedback. His positive attitude toward change and fine tuning building directives has enabled John to be a strong informal leader in the school.
John’s impact on our school community is undeniable, as he exemplifies the values ofcollaboration, dedication, and excellence. John's selfless commitment to our students and faculty makes him a truly exceptional role model and an invaluable asset to WHS and the entire WPS community.