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Teacher Appreciation: Colleagues honor local educators

The Genesis and First Source Federal Credit Union are partnering to recognize teachers in our community who are going above and beyond to help students succeed during a challenging time for educators and students.

Posted: May 12, 2020 10:50 AM

The Genesis and First Source Federal Credit Union are partnering to recognize teachers in our community who are going above and beyond to help students succeed during a challenging time for educators and students.

Below are the teachers who were selected to be honored, and the messages that were submitted by the people who nominated them.

Staff at Holland Patent Central School District

Nominated by Superintendent Jason Evangelist

The teachers and support staff at Holland Patent Central Schools are doing an amazing job making the district's remote learning experiences effective and successful.  Our teachers have overcome every obstacle in their way to continue to meet our students’ need during this challenging, and often changing time. They have committed themselves to not only learn new technology, but also to become efficient and incorporate it effectively into their lessons.

Although this transition has not been without its challenges, I can confidently say they have met all the challenges head on. The Holland Patent teachers are very talented, resourceful, compassionate and dedicated educators who always put our students’ best interests in mind no matter what is thrown at them.  We are very lucky to have them on our team and I thank each one of them!

Chris Carr, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill School District

Chris Carr is an Earth science teacher in the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School. He has gone above and beyond for his students during this period of remote learning and is certainly an example of an exemplary teacher in our region. Mr. Carr maintains instruction by pushing out recorded lessons to the students and holding regular Google Meets. He created a home video for the daily morning greeting at the high school, and he has taken his students on virtual field trips.

Mr. Carr visited several geological features in Central New York and created videos to share with his students as they continued their learning. He has worked hard to maintain a continuity of instruction and is making the best of this situation.

Mirnesa Kadic, Utica City School District

Mirnesa Kadic is an English as a new language teacher at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary. Mrs. Kadic has been a teacher in the Utica City School District since 2010 and she has spent the past five years teaching at King. When she is not planning lessons and teaching her kindergarten, first grade and fifth grade students how to speak, read, understand, and write in English, Mrs. Kadic is involved in the school’s social committee, school leadership team, and family events planning. Her students describe her as helpful, supportive, friendly, and understanding. They say she has high expectations and she pushes them to do their best every day. 

Mrs. Kadic’s colleagues describe her as committed, kind, knowledgeable, and supportive.  She always goes above and beyond to acknowledge her colleagues and celebrate them in very special ways with her beautiful creations and gorgeous bouquets. Mrs. Kadic makes MLK a great place for students and staff.

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