This page uses JavaScript. Your browser either does not support JavaScript or you have it turned off. To see this page properly please use a JavaScript enabled browser.
TCT FCU TCT FCU Go to main content
Teacher of the Week
Home > Membership > TCT in the Community > Teacher of the Week

TCT recognizes the outstanding efforts of Educators in our Communities

Teachers and education professionals strengthen communities by making a difference in the lives of our children. Every week during the school year we honor local educators and school employees for their outstanding efforts thanks to your nominations. One recipient is selected each Monday morning and announced on-air. The award includes gift certificates to local businesses, a commemorative plaque, flowers and gift bag. Teacher of the Week is sponsored by TCT Federal Credit Union and Adirondack Broadcasting. All school employees are eligible to win! If you know of a school employee who does an extraordinary job and goes above and beyond for you or your child then we want to hear about it. 

Nominate a special school employee by emailing:


Congratulations Teachers of the Week!
2018–2019 School Year

Week of October 15

Mrs. Heather Gadway - Kindergarten Teacher at the Mary J. Tanner Elementary School in Granville

Mrs. Gadway makes learning fun for her students and helps to make the transition into their first year of school easy for them and their parents. She goes out of her way to help with school events, even if her students aren’t involved. Mrs. Gadway makes sure no student is left out of classroom activities and takes the time to really listen to them. Thanks to Mrs. Heather Gadway at the Mary J. Tanner Elementary School!

Week of October 9

Mrs. Cherilyn Dempsey - 7th Grade Science Teacher at Oliver W. Winch Middle School

Congratulations to Mrs. Cherilyn Dempsey, 7th grade Science Teacher at the Oliver W. Winch Middle School in South Glens Falls. Every day Mrs. Dempsey opens her classroom during lunch for all students so they have a quiet place to catch up on work or read. She is also the Memory Book Advisor, Conservation Club Advisor, and the Student Council Advisor. Mrs. Dempsey often attends her students’ dance recitals, plays, and sporting events. Students truly enjoy her teaching style and how much she cares about them not only as a student but as an individual. Thanks to Mrs. Cherilyn Dempsey at the Oliver W. Winch Middle School in South Glens Falls.

Week of October 1

Mr. Josh Gifford- Special Education Teacher at North Warren Central School

Mr. Gifford helps to make learning fun for his students, and parents appreciate the fact that their kids look forward to school because of his efforts. He also coaches modified basketball, varsity golf and Mr. Gifford supervises the Outing Club. His energy and teaching skills make Mr. Josh Gifford a valuable part of the team at North Warren Central School.

Week of September 24

Mrs. Melinda Mellon - Business Teacher at Shenendehowa High School

Mrs. Mellon prepares students to be financially literate and ready for life after high school. She is also the Co-Advisor for the Future Business Leaders of America and DECA Clubs which are business related extracurricular clubs. Mrs. Mellon’s classes participate annually in a national financial literacy exam and have consistently scored so well, they received a “Blue Star” designation by the Wise Financial Literacy Certification. Our Teacher of the Week this week is Mrs. Melinda Mellon at the Shenendehowa High School!

Week of September 17

Mrs. Laura Uhly - Health Teacher at Warrensburg Junior/Senior High School

Mrs. Uhly is an amazing teacher and a wonderful person. She is the advisor for the Warrensburg students against destructive decisions chapter. Mrs. Uhly organizes events for the students above all of her school work.  She is extremely caring and her students are excited about having Mrs. Laura Uhly as this week’s Teacher of the Week.

Go to main navigation
Teach Banzai
Request a quote in October, $10 will be donated to the Double H Ranch.

"We cannot say enough good things about TCT and the ease of doing business. Everyone is always happy to help and willing to go the extra mile to resolve any issues. The TCT Staff is great at reaching out to us just to make sure all is well. Great customer service goes a long way. Thank You TCT!"
—Cambridge Youth Cheer


Want to learn more about TCT membership? Let's connect!



Get the latest articles and announcements in your inbox
Sign Up