Brownell and Thompson Awards

CEEF is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2020 Thompson and Brownell Awards! Jill Young, CEMS Nurse is the Thompson Award winner and co-honoree of the Brownell Award along with CEMS student Hope Taylor. Honored for her mental health advocacy and dedication to students, Jill is the embodiment of a school community member who goes “above and beyond” for her students. Jill’s grant “Finding Perfect: A CEMS Read-Along” united not only all students at CEMS, but involved the greater Cape community. Hope’s grant “Inspired Spaces” came about after reading “Finding Perfect” and viewing the film “Angst” (brought to Cape by another Jill Young grant!). The grant sought to support students in a time and place where they sought refuge, and give them encouragement. Thank you to Jill and Hope for their contributions to Cape schools!

Elaine Brownell, Jill Young and Hope Taylor

Read the full remarks from Elaine Brownell, and Tim and Nancy Thompson, or read what the Cape Courier and Forecaster had to say!

Thompson Award

This award was established by Tim and Nancy Thompson in memory of their son Timmy. This award honors a faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond what is expected, providing a lasting and meaningful impact on Cape Elizabeth students. The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation is pleased to give this award at the end of August each year. 


2020 Jill Young
2019 Amanda Marsden                                                               2018 Tom Lizotte
2017 Ted Jordan
2016  David Brown
2015  Bri Gallagher
2014  Scott Shea
2013  Pam Vose
2012  Andrea Cayer
2011  Elaine Brownell
2010  John Casey
2009  Joe Doane
2008  Julie Tselikis
2007  Rick Madden
2006 Ben Raymond

Brownell Award

The Brownell Award, named in honor of retired high school mathematics teacher Elaine Brownell. This award recognizes a faculty member who did an outstanding job implementing a CEEF grant during the prior year.

Previous Recipients:

2020 “Finding Perfect” CEMS Read-Along (Jill Young) and Inspired Spaces (Hope Taylor)
2019 Summer Exploration (Joyce Nadeau, Courtney Ferrell)
2018 CEHS TV
2017 Sexual Assault Awareness for Everyone
2016  Freshman Academy
2015  Middle School Library and Learning Commons
2014  Betsy Nilsen
2013  Cameron Rosenblum
2012  Susan Dana
2011  Ginger Raspiller
2010  Gretchen McNulty
2009  Rebecca Bean
2008  Debbie Butterworth/Tom Eismeier
2007  Tom Lizotte
2006  Evan Thayer

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