"Teachers of the Week"

February 8, 2016


Congratulations to this week's Educator of the Week, Mrs. Susan Williams, Pre-school Teacher at Jackson Heights Elementary School in Glens Falls.  Mrs. Williams love of teaching is very apparent with her well planned out activities with her students. She helps her students learn a new letter every week and on Fridays the students get to bring an item for show and tell that starts with that week's letter.  Mrs. Williams communicates well with parents with a newsletter and photos of her students.

Again, Congratulations to this weeks Educator of the Week, Mrs. Susan Williams, Pre-school Teacher at Jackson Heights Elementary School in Glens Falls.


Past Teacher of the Week Winners


Ms. Nadia Maroune
Big Cross Elementary School
September 21st Teacher of the Week

Over the summer Ms. Maroune has her students come in and help prepare their classroom for a new school year.  Her students started school this year excited to learn in the classroom they helped with.
Mrs. Denise Haraugthy
Hadley-Luzurne High School
September 28th Teacher of the Week

Mrs. Haraughty is in charge of the school to work program and helps students learn important job and life skills by placing them at community based job sites. She also helps students get summer jobs and encourages community involvement.
Mrs. Kathy Arcuri
St. Mary's-St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School
October 5th Teacher of the Week

Mrs. Arcuri has been an amazing and caring teacher at SMSA for over 25 years. Her efforts over the years have helped students receive a great foundation for all their school years to follow.
Mrs. Michelle Greco
Gordon Creek Elementary School
October 12th Teacher of the Week

Mrs. Greco is the perfect teacher, with lots of enthusiasm and patience with her students. She calls her students "Greco Go-Getters" and instills a love of learning for everyone in her class.
Mrs. Shannon McKeighan
Glens Falls High School
October 19th Teacher of the Week

Mrs. McKeighan loves to use technology to make Spanish class fun. She also puts endless energy into helping students with the "red and Black Gives Back" Volunteer matching effort.  That's the program where students can sign up for volunteer opportunities around the region.
Mrs. Amanda Thouin
Milton Terrace Elementary School
October 26th Teacher of the Week

Mrs. Thouin is an incredible educator and her passion for teaching is evident every day. She also encourages her students to make good behavior choices and motivates them to continue their learning outside of the classroom.
Mrs. Dianna Collura
Corinth Elementary School
November 2nd Teacher of the Week

 Mrs. Collura does a fantastic job in keeping the parents of her students updated on their progress and always is careful to provide extra attention to her students who need it.
Mr. Andrew Capone
Hartford Central Schools
November 9th Teacher of the Week

Mr. Capone has many duties including Athletic Director, Elementary school Phys-ed and Health Teacher. He does a great job to support all of the Hartford sports teams and their accomplishments, and promotes the positive actions of the student athletes. He is highly respected among his students.
Miss Patty Sue Morrison
Fort Ann Central Schools
November 16th Teacher of the Week

Miss Morrison is a teacher who pushes her students to their highest capabilities. She always helps her students better prepare themselves for college and has a real passion for teaching English. All of her students really appreciate her extra efforts.
Mr. Patrick Cronin
Oliver W. Winch Middle School
November 23rd Teacher of the Week

Mr. Cronin is very energetic and entertaining while he is teaching.  He gives his students plenty of time and help to finish the work they need to do. His students appreciate his fun approach to teaching and think he deserves to be a Teacher of the Week.
Mrs. Allyson Iovinella
Ballston Spa Middle School
November 30th Teacher of the Week

Mrs. Iovinella models an over-the-top level of dedication to her students. Even when a brief medical leave got her out of the classroom recently, she continued to maintain strong connections to her students during that time.  Mrs. Iovinella works hard to ensure the students have the support they need to succeed and encourages them to do their best.
Mrs. Karen Carayiannis
Moreau Elementary School
December 7th Teacher of the Week

Mrs. Carayiannis pays extra attention to each individual student in her classroom to make sure they understand each lesson being taught. The parents of her students really appreciate that she works as hard for them and they do.
Ms. Tricia Stewart
Hartford Central Schools
December 21st Teacher of the Week

Ms. Stewart makes learning fun and easy. She teaches real world skills in her fun agriculture classes. She is also the advisor of the Hartford yearbook and FFA Chapter. Recently Ms. Stewart took a group of students on a 30 hour road trip to Louisville Kentucky for the National FFA Convention.
Mrs. Debra Varsames
North Warren High School
December 28th Teacher of the Week

Mrs. Varsames always goes out of her way to help her students and they look forward to going to her class everyday. She even helps her students-athletes wrap their ankles for games.
Mrs. Suzanne Anselment
Big Cross Elementary School
January 4th Teacher of the Week

Mrs. Anselment always goes above and beyond to help her students succeed. She comes up with solutions to bring out the best in each student and does an excellent job in communicating with parents about their progress. Mrs. Anselment does a great job keeping students and parents actively involved in her classroom.
Miss Cara Pilch
Granville Elementary School
January 11th Teacher of the Week

Miss Pilch makes learning fun for her students. She has events called "perfect parties" when her class receives compliments or do really well on difficult tests. Miss Pilch is always willing to stay after school to help her students when they need it.
Mr. Nicholas Henderson
William H. Barton Intermediate School
January 18th Teacher of the Week

Mr. Henderson is known for his crazy dances and his ability to add humor to all of the lessons that he teaches. His compassion for the teaching is evident the second you walk into his classroom and he really works at paying attention to his student's needs.
Ms. Kate Becker
Granville Junior-Senior High School
January 25th Teacher of the Week

Ms. Becker is a role model for her students and motivates them to be the best possible student and person they can be.  The class of 2016 at Granville High School can't thank her enough for everything she has done for them over the last four years.
Ms. Christina Bresnahan
Moreau Elementary School
February 1st Teacher of the Week

Ms. Bresnahan really cares for each of her students. Recently she helped one of her students compose a letter dedicated to his deceased brother. Not an easy task for a 2nd grader, but Ms. Bresnahan showed a tremendous amount of compassion and it was truly appreciated by her student and his parents.


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