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Annual Teaching Awards

We Recognize Great Teaching Happening Every Day in Every Department

BERST Academy is about growth—the potential of each of us to grow, learn from our experiences, evolve. We’re not really about accomplishment so much as we’re about continual growth.

Each year any Baystate employee may honor co-workers who they feel shine as teachers—even if they don't have "educator" in their job title—by nominating them for BERST Academy teaching awards.

 Impact Award from Baystate Education Research & Scholarship of Teaching Impact Award

There is only one recipient of the BERST Academy Impact Award each year. This distinction recognizes a BERST Academy member who creatively and innovatively applied MOTIVATION, REFLECTION, and/or GROWTH MINDSET to create change or improve practice. This might include excellence in solving a problem, improving quality, motivating colleagues, and/or creating a project, program, workshop or experience for colleagues, learners or patients


Michelle Whitney MSN, RN, CPN, CPAN


Kimberly Marohn, MD

Growth Award from Baystate Education Research & Scholarship of Teaching Award for Outstanding Growth in Education Scholarship

This award recognizes employees (any Baystate Health employee is eligible) who have taken concrete steps to improve their skills in and contributions to scholarship, including teaching, research, or innovation. This work is not easy, their efforts reflect a dedication to the scholarly approach which doesn’t just improve your work, it ensures that your voice joins the existing scholarly conversation.


Stanlies D'Souza MD, FRCA, FCARCSI

Daniel Engelman, MD

Angela T. Sweeney, MEd, MA

Teaching Award from Baystate Education Research & Scholarship of Teaching Outstanding Teaching Award

This distinction recognizes employees (any Baystate Health employee is eligible) who motivate learners, value reflection, and foster a growth mindset.


Margaret Beturne, RN

Megan Carr, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

David Desilets, MD

Diane Dietzen, MD

Kimberly Favarato

Sharon Glazer, MPH

Harry Hoar III, MD

Vandita Johari, MD

Bob Oldenburg, MSW

Tonja Santos, CNM


Heather Beattie, RN, JD

Carly Detterman, CNM

Tara Catanzano, MD

Michael Chalifoux, MD

Stanlies D'Souza MD

Jennifer Hayford RDMS, RVT

Donald Kirton, MD

Christopher Otis, MD

Anna Paskausky, FNP

Robert Rothstein, MD

Anthony Shamoun, RN

Donald Watson, RN