Senator Lanza Hosts Annual Teacher Appreciation Day to Honor Staten Island's Outstanding Teachers

Staten Island, New York- Senator Andrew Lanza hosted his Annual Teacher Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony to honor outstanding teachers from Staten Island. Private, Public, and Religious affiliated schools took part in this event to show appreciation for their teachers during Teacher Appreciation Month.

Our teachers deserve special recognition for their roles in education and preparing our children for the future. Our teachers work effortlessly to prepare students for their educational careers and establish learning spaces that help students grow and discover their dreams and goals for the future.

Principals from elementary school to high school selected a teacher to be honored for their hard work and dedication to their students and school. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, May 28th at 4:00 pm at IS 75.

The Teachers Honored for the 2019 Annual Teacher Appreciation Day are:

Curtis High School - Jennifer Antosz
Gaynor McCown EL HS - Christina Valletta Setty
Holy Rosary School - Joanne Samaan
The Hungerford School - Robert Bates
IS 7 - Paula Hayden
IS 24 - Kim Gallo
IS 27 - Martin Giaimo
IS 34 - Christina Minardi
IS 61 - Janine Cali
IS 75 - Alyssa LaRocca
John Lavelle Preparatory Charter School - Lisa Poerio
Miraj Islamic School - Linda Zahrieh
Miraj Islamic School - Hanaa Ahmed
Miraj Islamic School - Amira Badawy
New Dorp High School - Mark Nigido
New Ventures Charter School - Amelia DePompo
New World Preparatory Charter School - Alizabeth Perez
Notre Dame Academy - Donna Bellocchio
Port Richmond High School - Michael Spaventa
PS 1 - Kathryn Williams
PS 4 - Tracy Murray
PS 5 - Claudette Fiore
PS 6 - Patricia Joachimsen
PS 8 - Ellen Petimar
PS 8 - Nancy Picciolo
PS 11 - Samantha Midolo
PS 16 - Amelia Nicholasi
PS 20 - Raffaella Passanisi
PS 21 - Melissa Neglia
PS 22 - Jill Benton
PS 26 - Erica Zocco
PS 29 - Brittany Edwards and Joseph Santaniello
PS 38 - Teresa Kelly
PS 44 - Juan Camilo Trespalacios
PS/IS 48 - Esmah Elchoum
PS 53 - Vincent Lyman
PS 54- Christina Salters
PS 55 - Deidre Burke
PS 57 - Lynn Brennan
PS 68 - Kristin Bille
PS 69 - Donna Scharf
PS 78 - Jennifer Langell
Ralph R. McKee High School - Michael Scotti
Staten Island Technical High School - Heather Brown
St. Adalbert - Justina Pedernales
St. Clare School - Kristina D'Ambrosio
St. Joseph by the Sea - Vincenza Rella
St. Joseph Hill Academy - Jennifer Pla
St. Rita School - Antoinette Kinzel
Susan E. Wagner High School - Karen Rosenthal
Tottenville High School - Noeleen Murray