RI Teacher of the Year Receives $10,000 JWU Scholarship

Johnson & Wales University has awarded Julie Lima Boyle, Rhode Island’s “Teacher of the Year,” with a $10,000 scholarship to continue her education at Johnson & Wales University's graduate school.

Boyle, an English teacher at Coventry High School, received the award at a surprise ceremony with Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist last week. Watch the video

She will represent Rhode Island as a candidate for National Teacher of the Year.

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The scholarship gives Boyle the opportunity to continue honing her teaching and educational leadership skills at our graduate school.

Fittingly, Boyle wears a bracelet with the inscription Ancora emparo, which means “I am always learning." It’s a lesson she imparts to her students daily.

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