Tuesday, Michelle and I visited Kinry Road Elementary School in Poughkeepsie to present the Teacher of the Month Award to Fifth Grade teacher, Mr. Todd Stapleton, pictured above with the delightful young lady who nominated him--Sydney.
Sydney wrote us a wonderful letter praising her favorite teacher, which included comments such as, "Mr. Stapleton is so funny and really nice. He makes learning fun. He makes me want to go back to school every day. It's amazing that I used to think that school was boring, but now I think it's so fun."
All the students in attendance at the assembly agreed with Sydney, and Mr. Stapleton graciously and warmly responded to their applause and cheering. We presented Mr. Stapleton with a number of nice gifts, including a $100 gift certificate from Cosimo's in Poughkeepsie, tickets to the Broadway show, "A Bronx Tale," Hudson Valley Renegades tickets and, of course, besides the plaque commemorating the occasion, TEG Federal Credit Union provided a $100 gift card for Mr. Stapleton to use to purchase something nice for the whole class. Sydney took home some nice prizes too.
This was the last Teacher of the Month Award for the current school year. We begin accepting students' nominations again in September--we'll let you know.
Special thanks to Principal Mary Bish and all who participated from Kinry Road Elementary for hosting our visit, and a big thank you TEG Federal Credit Union! Congratulations! to ALL of this year's Teachers of the Month!
photo Joe Daily's Scrapbook