High School Teacher Earns Outstanding Educator Award

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Amityville Memorial High School teacher Jodi Wilsher received the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award. She was nominated by Class of 2018 valedictorian Trevony Palmer, who is attending the University of Chicago.

Ms. Wilsher is in her 17th year as an English language arts teacher in the district, having taught five years at Edmund W. Miles Middle School before moving to the high school. She is the high school’s English department chairwoman and adviser to the National Honor Society. This year, she is teaching Advanced Placement language and composition, and film and literature. 

She holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education English from York College of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in liberal studies from Stony Brook University and a school building and district leadership certificate from Stony Brook.

The Outstanding Educator Award has been presented to teachers across the country for more than three decades. First-year students are invited to nominate an educator who has influenced them, challenged them or helped them along the path toward intellectual growth.