East Greenwich Teacher of the Year

April 11, 2009 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

When she was a young child, Maryann Crudale said that she set up a classroom in the basement of her family’s home in Cranston and pretended to be the teacher of her stuffed animals. 

She remembers a neighbor, an educator, who over the years constantly told her that she should go into teaching.

But when she was completing high school she applied for early enrollment to the University of Rhode Island, and was accepted right away – into the school of business.

“It wasn’t the thing to do,” Crudale said about the teaching profession. “Job availability was not there. The ‘wave’ was women in business. When I got accepted at URI’s school of business right way, I thought that this must be what I’m meant to do.”

It turns out that Maryann Crudale, who still lives in Cranston, was meant to be a teacher after all.  Indeed, she was named the East Greenwich Teacher of the Year this year. A second grade teacher at Frenchtown Elementary, Crudale has been with the school for seven years.

 To read the full story click on this link:  http://my02818.com/articles/2009/04/11/people/doc49df10378527e614282084.txt


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