March 27, 2017
Congratulations to this week's Educator of the Week, Mrs. Christina Howe, 7th Grade Special Education Teacher at Lake George Junior-Senior High School. Mrs. Howe makes review games for every subject so that all the students have access to extra review materials. She also holds review classes after school for any student who wants to attend. Mrs. Howe also collects donated formal dresses for girls who needs them to attend homecoming or the prom. Mrs. Howe truly makes a difference at Lake George Junior-Senior High School!
Again, Congratulations to this weeks Educator of the Week, Mrs. Christina Howe, 7th Grade Teacher at Lake George Junior-Senior High School.
Past Teacher of the Week Winners
Students in Mrs. Ostrander's class enjoy cozy fireside stories in the wintertime on her smart-board and disco dance parties for answering questions correctly. She also assigns fun book report projects and hand knits each of her students their own unique hat for Christmas.
Mr. Hull is always cheerful and positive with all the students. He has a way of teaching Math that the students not only understand...but retain the information. Mr. Hull comes in early, stays late and gives up lunch and free periods to help any students who needs extra help in Math.
Miss "A" gives her students tremendous support and makes them feel comfortable as possible in her classroom. She is always creating fun activities for her students to do while learning. Miss "A" also includes the parents of her students in the classroom as much as possible. Both her students and parents appreciate all her efforts.
Mr. Vanderzyden loves to go to school everyday and interact with his students. He makes school work fun by playing basketball if his students get the correct answers. Mr. Vanderzyden likes to joke around with his students and overall makes learning Social Studies fun and interesting.
Mr. Elder is famous for Quoting his "Elder Truisms"...and one that his student's like is "Life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer to the end, the faster it goes". Mr. Elder does the afternoon announcements at Lake George High School and every time he says, "It's FRIIIIIDAY" you can hear laughter all the way up the hallway.
Mr. Gregorire is a very helpful and supportive teacher. He works constantly to get the best out of every student and knows how to explain things by relating it to something the student knows well. Mr. Gregoire is also very good at helping his students feel better about any personal issues they may have. Thank to Mr. Gregoire for all his extra efforts!
Mrs. Weed is always positive and loves to do fun things in her class. When her students are struggling with their work, she always puts in the extra effort to help them in any way. Both her students and their parents appreciate how Mrs. Weed goes above and beyond every day.
Mrs. Moore makes learning fun because she is always so happy. She calls parents at home to update them on their child's progress in class. At the end of each week, she lets her students participate in a special raffle. Mrs. Moore is organized, observant and nurturing.
Mrs. Birchmore has a true passion for teaching and is extremely dedicated to her students. She started the Junior High School Robotics Club where she helped students build their own robots and took them to Rochester and Syracuse to compete. Mrs. Birchmore encourages her students to think out of the box and allows them to have fun and use their imagination.
Mr. Hogan is a great Math Teacher because he takes his time with every student to make certain they understand how to do the work. He is also very funny and makes learning Math fun, which sometimes is not easy to do. Mr. Hogan makes sure his students can get extra help after school if they need it.
Mrs. Pisani's students like her because she is nice and when someone is upset, she always finds a way to make them feel better. Mrs. Pisani is great at finding fun and educational activities for her class to do.
Ms. Palmer often takes time out of her busy day to help students one-on-one. Recently Ms. Palmer has been helping a special needs student with their pottery skills. She is also a Soccer Coach at Hadley-Luzerne and for all she does we are thankful.
Miss Ciampa is an amazing teacher with a great sense of humor. She makes learning fun and always shares a laugh with her students. When her students are stressed over work, she always finds a way to help them relax.
Mrs. Casey has been teaching music for 30 years and whether it is singing or playing instruments, she's done it all! She does a great job instilling the love of music in all of her students and goes out of her way to help them learn all about music. Many thanks to Mrs. Dorthea Casey!
Mrs. Jerzak is a wonderful teacher who works hard to teach academics, but also encourages her students to give back. This holiday season she is helping her students run a fundraiser for the Make A Wish Foundation. Mrs. Jerzak is an excellent role model for her students.
Mrs. Maxwell likes to give her students mini projects in her class that are fun to do and help them learn something along the way. In addition to her teaching duties, she is also the FFA and Junior FFA advisor in Salem. Mrs. Maxwell puts in a lot of extra time to plan out and attend field trips that her students love.
Mrs. Bacon is not only a School Nurse, but is also an ER Nurse, so her medical knowledge helps gives parents piece of mind. She is able to assess a situation with a students quickly and provide parents with accurate information. Mrs. Bacon understands the parents need to know that their children are safe when they have to go to the school nurse.
Miss Collier offers her students a lot of extra help with their Math both after school and during their lunch period. She realizes that Math can be difficult at times but helps her students to reach their individual potential. Miss Collier also coaches the South Glens Falls Varsity Girls Volleyball Team. Thanks to Miss Alicia Collier for all her extra efforts!
Mr. Campbell is a good teacher because he is always willing to help his students with their homework. He has a great sense of humor and makes learning fun by making everything sound exciting. Mr. Campbell encourages his students to never give up because he knows you can do it.
Mrs. Powers is always working hard to find new and exciting ways to keep her students engaged in their lessons. She is extremely dedicated to her class and she truly creates a fun learning environment for her students. Her students and their parents feel lucky to have Mrs. Alanna Powers as a Teacher at Fort Ann Elementary School.
Mrs. Pratt is a dedicated teacher, but does so much more. She is the head of the PTA, runs student government and the school store. Mrs. Pratt also is instrumental with the Abraham Wing Student Talent Show and School Fair. She is an amazing teacher and really cares about he children and school. Thanks Mrs. Pratt for all you do!
Miss Ellis has had tremendous success working with her students and has helped them make huge strides socially, academically and personally. She works with students of various ages and has to develop specific lesson plans for all of them. Miss Ellis also coaches the Argyle JV Volleyball team.
Mrs. Bureau always finds a way to make her students smile. She makes learning fun and likes to surprise her class from time to time to keep their attention. Mrs. Bureau teaches her students to be fluent in their reading and writing and inspires them to always work hard. Thank you Mrs. Tina Bureau for being a great teacher!
Mr. Waring not only teaches Art, he works on the stage design for the school plays, creates art after school with students, coaches and above all else is always available for 1 to 1 mentoring for students who need just a little more attention. He is always smiling and looking out for his students and for all he does, we're proud to make Mr. Andrew Waring this weeks Teacher of the Week.
Ms. Perkins has been so much more than a great English Teacher at Salem for over 30 years...she helps the seniors organize their graduation and the Juniors organize the 11th Grade prom every year. All the students and the staff at Salem Central Schools appreciates the extra work that Mrs. Perkins puts in for the school and her students.
Mrs. Crandall does a great job engaging her students and has a lot of fun with them. She works well with the parents to help facilitate active learning, both in the classroom and at home. The Argyle community appreciates all that Mrs. Crandall does to help her students.
Mr. Springer is really good at welcoming the new students coming into kindergarten in September. He does a great job assimilating the boys and girls in their school routine. Mr. Springer is very communicative and has a fun, but firm approach... which is necessary for his young students.