BOSTON – A Mashpee woman has been honored by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. Tina Toran has been recognized by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as a 2019 “Unsung Heroine” Award recipient. Unsung Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make the difference. They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their communities. These women are the glue that keeps their community together and every community is better because of their contribution.
State Representative David T. Vieira recommended Toran for the recognition because of her compassion for children, families and the educators who work with them. Toran has been a school teacher in New Hampshire, a Creative Consultant for McGraw-Hill, and a Shrimper in Louisiana, but for the last 15 years she's been devoted to Early Childhood Education. She is the coordinator of The Coalition for Children, Falmouth's Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant, offering parent support and education to all families with children birth to school age. She and her staff offer free Play & Learn Groups, workshops, parenting classes, and community events in Falmouth, Mashpee and Woods Hole.
Toran was honored alongside 130 other Unsung Heroines for her outstanding contributions to both her organization and community in a ceremony on Tuesday in the Great Hall at the State House in Boston.
The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life and to promote their rights and opportunities. The MCSW provides a permanent, effective voice for the women of Massachusetts.