Eliot School Principal Traci Walker Griffith has been awarded the Eduitalia Award for her passion and energy for the Italian language and culture. The award was presented by Italian Consul General Federica Serini at a ceremony last week attended by Eliot School teachers, families, and community members.

“We are so grateful for our powerful partnership with the Italian Consul and C.A.S.IT.” said Principal Walker Griffith. C.A.S.IT., which stands for Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane, is a non-profit educational and professional organization for the promotion of Italian language and culture in the public and private schools of New England. Through the Eliot’s partnership with C.A.S.IT., the school is able to provide two full-time Italian language teachers, Ms. Rosemarye Grasso and Ms. Emiliabianca Pisani, for the Eliot students.

This is the first time the Eduitalia Award has been given to a school principal. Eduitalia is an association of schools and universities that offers courses in a number of Italian cities to foreign students. Principal Walker Griffith will spend two weeks taking classes in Tuscany.

All photos courtesy of the Eliot School.

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