Michelle and I so enjoy visiting some of the wonderful schools here in the Hudson Valley to honor some of our very special teachers. In the case of our Teacher of the Month Award, these are teachers who have so touched the life and heart of a student,, that the student is moved to nominate him or her for this special recognition. This month was no exception.
Above, pictured with Michelle and me, are Christa Croshier, Third Grade teacher at Titusville Intermediate School in Poughkeepsie, and the delightful student who nominated her, Rachel. Rachel likes to go public with the persons she likes--notice she's also wearing an Army sweatshirt (go Army!).
Even though we try to keep it a secret until almost the very end, Mrs. Croshier had already heard through the grapevine that she was this month's recipient--we'd only announced it once, but good news gets out fast in this community. What a teacher can't know in advance is how much fun it is to receive the Award, and how delighted everyone is to acknowledge all the love and effort that go into being a teacher who truly makes a difference.
Michelle and I gave Mrs. Croshier several prizes, including a $100 gift certificate from Cosimo's in Poughkeepsie, a pair of tickets to "The Jersey Boys" on Broadway, and, of course, the nice Teacher of the Month plaque. Rachel received a number of prizes, too, and Mrs. Croshier was given a $100 gift card from TEG Federal Credit Union to use for something for the whole class. Again this year, TEG is enthusiastically supporting and making this Program possible. Thank you TEG!
(We had to ask: the golden sneakers are hanging from Mrs. Croshier's sign above her classroom doorway, because her class was being recognized for exceptional behavior in the hallway--not an easy thing to do--behave in the hallway--as you yourself may recall from your own school days. Congratulations on that achievement, everyone in Mrs. Croshier's class!
Michelle and I could be coming to your school next, so nominate that special teacher you have in mind. Find out how right here.
photos Joe Daily's Scrapbook (thank you Richie)