Springfield Teachers, Empowerment Zone Schools Praised by Gov. Charlie Baker

Two teachers who represented the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership during Gov. Charlie Baker’s State of the Commonwealth speech said it is a testament to the work being done by administrators, teachers, parents and students.

“It was a phenomenal experience,” said Tammy Grimes, chairwoman of the special education department at the High School of Commerce, which was the first high school in the district to join the empowerment zone.