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 a 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations Teachers of the Week!
2019–2020 School Year
Week of November 11
Mr. James Marsfelder, English Teacher at the Granville Junior-Senior High School
Mr. Marsfelder makes himself always available to support his students. His efforts as the head of the drama club are really appreciated and he is respected among the high school students and his colleagues. And being a Veteran, timing is perfect for Mr. James Marsfelder to be our teacher of the week for this Veterans Day week.
Week of November 4
Mrs. Bonnie Smith, Pre-K Teacher at St. Mary’s-St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School in Glens Falls
Mrs. Smith is the kindest and most caring teacher. She not only teaches her 3-year olds, their letters and numbers, but most importantly she teaches them to love learning and provides them a great foundation for the future. Mrs. Smith shows her students how to be compassionate, and also a great friend! For all that she does, Mrs. Bonnie Smith at St. Mary’s-St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School is this week’s teacher of the week!
Week of October 28
Mrs. Audrey McKernon, 3rd-Grade Teacher at Argyle Elementary School
Mrs. McKernon encourages her students to use their “super-powers” each day and has her entire room decorated and dedicated to superheroes. She is an excellent teacher and even former students stop by her classroom just for a hug. Mrs. McKernon holds a special “lunch bunch” in her classroom for the students who earn it with good grades and effort. For all her dedication to the Argyle Central Schools, Mrs. Audrey McKernon is this week’s teacher of the week!
Week of October 21
Mrs. Ann Chagnon, Transportation Supervisor for the Queensbury School District
Ann is at the office every school morning by 5:30 and is responsible for all the school bus drivers and substitute drivers in the district. She greets each driver by name with a smile every morning and she is a constant presence at the loading and unloading of the students to ensure everyone is safe. Ann is also responsible for training prospective school bus drivers which keeps her very busy. Thanks again to Mrs. Ann Chagnon for all that she does for the students and staff at the Queensbury School District!
Week of October 14
Mrs. Kirsten Boman, Educator at the Center for Disability Services in Queensbury
What makes Mrs. Boman a good educator is that she’s always assisting the students in and out of special equipment all day…making the academic work fun and entertaining…and staying so upbeat and positive. Her students have high mobility needs and they require highly structured environments, which she gives every day. Thanks to Mrs. Kirsten Boman from the Center for Disability Services in Queensbury for all that she does!
Week of October 7
Ms. Jessica Hoffman, English Teacher at Greenwich High School
Ms. Hoffman consistently delivers innovative and relevant lessons to her students with passion and enthusiasm. She also was recruited by her students to be the volunteer advisor for the gender equality club. That club held an art auction back in March that raised money for local charities. Thanks to Ms. Jessica Hoffman for all she does to support her students at Greenwich High School! View Photo
Week of September 30
Mr. Andrew Capone, Health Teacher…Phys Ed Teacher and Athletic Director at Hartford Central Schools
Mr. Capone inspires the students through his actions and emphasizes that to obtain their goals, they are ultimately responsible for the path that leads to success. He always has an open-door policy allowing his students to reach out to him at any time and with his duties as a Health Teacher, Phys Ed Teacher, and Athletic Director…Mr. Capone is an important part of the Hartford Central School family. Thanks to Mr. Andrew Capone for all that he does! View Photo
Week of September 23
Dr. Kathleen Chaucer, Principal at Milton Terrace Elementary School in Ballston Spa
Recently, at the beginning of a new school year, Dr. Chaucer learned there was a new kindergarten student coming to Milton Terrace with medical issues and special needs. Because of all the issues a transition into a new school can have, she set up a private meeting to introduce that student and his mother to his new teachers and provided a tour of the school. Dr. Chaucer set it up that two teachers from his old school rode with him on the bus to Milton Terrace on the first day of school. Thanks to Dr. Kathleen Chaucer for all she does for her students at the Milton Terrace Elementary School in Ballston Spa! View Photo
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