Educators Honored By Legislator DuWayne Gregory

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Six Edmund W. Miles Middle School educators from the Amityville Union Free School District were honored at the Teacher Appreciation Awards Night hosted by Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory. To be selected for the Outstanding Teacher Recognition Program for the 15th Legislative District, educators are nominated by administrators, faculty and/or staff members.

Nominated by EWMMS Principal Edward Plaia, English teacher Jennifer Bisulca, science chairperson Deborah Charles, guidance counselor Mary Garrison-Dennis, learning specialist David Jackson Jr., band teacher Joseph Sciolino and social studies teacher Jack Zider were among the evening’s award recipients for their commitment in making a positive impact on the teaching profession, students and public education. These educators were recognized for their effort to “go the second mile” by working above and beyond what is required; collaborating with colleagues to improve student achievement; for being an inspiration to his or her peers; and encouraging students’ lifelong learning.

Each award honoree was presented with a Proclamation Certificate presented by Legislator Gregory during the evening ceremony held at North Babylon High School. The district extends its congratulations to the teachers on this exceptional recognition.