May 19, 2003
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-- Four secondary-school teachers who challenged, inspired and moved members of the Class of 2003 will receive the Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Awards at Amherst College's Senior Class Exercises at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, during Commencement Weekend.

The Phebe and Zephaniah Swift Moore Teaching Award recognizes teachers and counselors who have been important in the lives of Amherst students.

The awards this year will go to:

· Frederic (Ted) Fitts '74, a history teacher at Moses Brown School in Providence, R.I. (nominated by Jesse Freedman '03);

· Jennifer Greeley, an English teacher at Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord, Mass. (nominated by Rocio Digon);

· James P. Spellicy, an economics and history teacher at Lowell High School in San Francisco, Calif. (nominated by Yu-Hsuan Lee '03); and

· Margaret Wong, a Chinese teacher at Breck School in Minneapolis, Minn. (nominated by Michael Proman '03).

This is the seventh year that Amherst has presented the award, which is accompanied by a cash prize. The recipients are chosen by a committee of seniors, faculty and staff from nominations submitted by graduating seniors.