With close to 90 years of collective Square One experience, two longstanding Square One educators were recently recognized by statewide agencies for their contributions in the field of early learning and care. 

Gail Price, a 44-year employee of Square One, received the 2016 Outstanding Achievement in Early Education Award. The award was presented by the Massachusetts Association of Early Education & Care (MADCA) – a trade association for private community-based early education programs and before/after school providers in Massachusetts. Price began her career in early learning with Square One as a classroom teacher and has served as a teacher and center director at numerous Square One facilities throughout the region. 

Longtime Square One educator Tommie Johnson, also a 44-year veteran of the agency, was recently recognized for her work with Children’s Vision Massachusetts. Johnson, a longtime teacher and center director, received the Educator Leadership Award for her work in leading the EyeSEE pilot program. The award honors Johnson for facilitating vision services for young children enrolled at Square One; and success in raising awareness of the importance of comprehensive vision care for young children to families and the community.

Congratulations to both of these amazing women!