The following teachers were nominated to be recognized during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Below are the teachers who were selected to be honored by The Genesis Group, and the messages that were submitted by the people who nominated them.
Teachers at Frankfort-Schuyler Elementary School
"When I sit back to reflect on teachers at Frankfort-Schuyler Elementary School that meet the criteria for going above and beyond their duties to make a positive impact on the lives of their students, I cannot pick just one or two teachers. Over the past 8 weeks, I've witnessed a teacher sing over the rainbow with a guitar to his students, a teacher drive around to her students houses and beep the horn just to see the students smile, another teacher deliver groceries to a family in need, another created a silly video filled with jokes, and yet several others drop off goodie packets to students to lift the student spirits. These are just a small example of the wonderful memories teachers are creating with our students. Teachers at FSES go beyond the teaching and learning and truly touch the lives of our students and families. It is an honor to work with this wonderful group of educators."
Pam Musacchio, Oriskany Jr./Sr. High School
"Mrs. Musacchio has been a great inspiration in my high school career. She is always there for us and really cares about her students. She is a true professional."
Staff of P-TECH OHM at Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES
"I'd like to nominate the staff of P-TECH OHM at OHM BOCES for their incredible contributions to our students and community during the recent events surrounding the global pandemic we are all facing. Although it has caused disruptions in the traditional ways of educating, these true heroes have risen above their current circumstances.
"Our STEM teacher has collaborated with one of our business partners, Trenton Technology, and CTE staff to create face shields in our FAB Lab that have been donated to medical facilities in our region. To date, they have produced 365 shields. Students have received meals sent to their homes by our math teacher and her family. Our English teacher offered to purchase every student a book from Barnes and Noble to “escape” from the reality of COVID-19. Although our social studies teacher and his wife just welcomed their second child into their family during the quarantine, he is still delivering instruction that leverages technology and student engagement through innovative approaches to teaching. Our school counselor has sent postcards to every student with a special message and implemented spirit week to promote positivity among students and staff. Our science teacher is hosting meetings to promote socialization among students by connecting their passion for scientific knowledge. The resource teacher holds daily sessions with students and parents to offer additional support for every subject area. Our social worker makes contacts with families all throughout the day to provide assistance anyway she can. Health and physical education teachers are supporting students’ physical and social-emotional wellbeing.
"Together, this team has provided an education that goes beyond just academics. They are essential to our organization, the students we serve, and the community we live in."