Memorial ScholarshipScholarship Recipients

On to the Classroom: Catherine Lamoly

Danvers, MA

Roger Williams University

High School:
Danvers High School

Secondary Education, History


Post-Grad Plans:
Catherine is a full-time substitute teacher at Holten Richmond Middle School in Danvers. She also plans to attend graduate school in the near future.

Colleen’s Impact:
“More than anything, this scholarship has been one of my biggest motivations beginning from the day I became one of the first recipients in 2014. I feel incredibly blessed to have learned from Ms. Ritzer, and many others, the importance of a positive classroom environment, where all students know they are welcome, safe, and able to succeed. Every student needs that in their life. Although I’m unfortunately not a full-time teacher quite yet, I am fully committed to carrying on Ms. Ritzer’s legacy with the students I will be working with each day at HRMS this year.”

Note to Donors:
“Being one of the original recipients is the biggest honor I’ve ever received. I have so much pride knowing that the Ritzer family felt I was capable of carrying on such an exquisite legacy. I also thank the donors for supporting me through my years in college and beyond.”

Advice to Students Considering a Career in Education:
“This will be the most challenging and rewarding thing you will ever do. When things become difficult, never feel too discouraged because whether you’re aware of it or not, you are positively impacting your students’ lives every single day.”