Memorial ScholarshipScholarship Recipients

On to the Classroom: Carly Sakellarios

Andover, MA

Assumption College

High School:
Andover High School

Elementary Education, English


Magna Cum Laude

Post-Grad Plans:
Carly is working towards her Master’s degree in early childhood education through the Teacher Education Fellowship Program at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. Through the program, she is teaching in a K1 classroom at Lawrence Family Development Charter School in Lawrence, MA.

Colleen’s Impact:
“Colleen was a person that I looked up to as a child. Knowing that she was symbolically with me through this journey to becoming a teacher has been more meaningful than I can express. I am overwhelmed with gratitude.”

Note to Donors:
Thank you so much for being part of my journey to becoming a teacher. Having some financial relief with the help of this scholarship has enabled me to focus more on learning from amazing professors and volunteering more in elementary classrooms, so I am very grateful.”

Advice to Students Considering a Career in Education:
“There will always be people who will try to talk you out of teaching because it is a hard job and they like to focus on the salary. But don’t let those discouraging people stop you from pursuing education. When you are in your own classroom changing the lives of your own students you’ll know that all of the hard work was worth it.”