Spring

Kate Willet, Guilford Lakes – Thank you for being a kind and memorable teacher!  David and Debra NelsonShaun Smith, Baldwin – Thank you for your years of dedicated teaching.  Keith Bishop.

Mimi Dudley, Jones and Calvin Leete music.  Thank you for your 29 years of dedicated teaching.  Happy retirement.  Keith Bishop

Marlene Havrda, Jones- Thank you for your years of dedicated teaching.  Keith Bishop

Paul Freeman – Thank you for your leadership and dedication to inspire teachers, and in turn students to be critical thinks and life long learners. Keith Bishop

Erin Decker, Calvin Leete School – Best teacher ever! Sarah Widlitz

Mary Lamberton, Adams Middle School – Thank you for inspiring me to give effort in all things and try new ways to overcome things!  Rohan D’Souza

Denise Cullerton, Adams Middle School – Thank you for connecting with our age group while still teaching social studies in a very interesting manner !! Rohan D’Souza

Bernie Brennan, Adams Middle School – Thank you for demanding my best effort which lead to my success!! Rohan D’Souza 

Mr. Cuticelli, Baldwin – Thank you for making science fun and engaging.  You are appreciated!  The Waehners

Mrs. Fonicello, Baldwin – Thank you for introducing our child to the world of  music.  You are a patient, kind, and amazing teacher.  The Waehners

Mrs. Tuttlle, Calvin Leete School – Thank you for your attentiveness, spirit and help.  You are a wonderful asset to Guilford Public Schools!  The Waehners

Mrs. Golembeski, Calvin Leete School – You are an anchor at Leete – Thank you for all you do!  The Waehners

Sarah Lizee, Melissa Jones School – Thank you for encouraging and enriching and believing. The Barberio Family

Liz Jennings, Melissa Jones School – Thank you for encouraging and enriching and believing. The Barberio Family

Mrs. Tara White, Calvin Leete School – Thank you for such a great year. The Vandeventers

Mrs. Maureen Afeltra, Guilford Lakes School – Your unceasing efforts and what you are able to do with the children is admired and applauded!  Thanks!  The Vandeventers

Mrs. Debbie Clifford, Calvin Leete Elementary – Mac loves seeing you each day.  Thank you for your wonderful influence on him. The Vandeventers

Mrs. Mary Jo Puchini, Guilford Lakes School – Thank you for all of your efforts, patience and love!  The Vandeventers

Jessica Jennings, A.W. Cox – Thank you for your hard work on a wonderful second half of first grade!  Tara Tyre

Jessica Gellert, Adams Middle School – Here’s to being one of the BEST teachers at Adams.  Keep on inspiring.  Ellie Miller and her family

Jessica Beauvais-Jennings, A.W. Cox – Thanks you for stepping in and staying! Melinda Maisano

Maggie O’Brien, A.W. Cox – Thank you for a great year.  Melinda Maisano

Renata Boskovic, A.W. Cox – Thank you for being here all year. Melinda Maisano

Laura Vedrani, Melissa Jones School – Thank you for being a truly exceptional teacher! The Iwasaki – Medzhitova Family

Michelle Bernard, Melissa Jones School – Thank you for making first grade so much fun for Naomi! The Iwasaki – Medzhitova Family

Paula McCarthy, Melissa Jones School – Thank you for making MJS so great! The Iwasaki – Medzhitova Family

Pat Otte, Melissa Jones School – My daughter was new to the school and Mrs. Otte was very welcoming to her and assessed her personality and needs very quickly and worked to make it a positive experience for my daughter. Mrs. Otte was also very communicative with me whenever I had questions or concerns. Also, Mrs. Otte really has her act together as a teacher. I have been very impressed by that and by her enthusiasm for her job. I am very grateful and thankful to Mrs. Otte for helping to make my daughter’s first experience in the Guilford Schools a very positive one! Patti Vale

Ms. Kristen Coles, Baldwin Middle School. – Thank you very much for all your help in making 5th Grade a great year for me.  Love, Kevin Urban and His Family.

Laura Vedrani, Melissa Jones School – Thank you for everything.  Your are the BEST!

Robin Kalfaian, A.W. Cox – Thank you for a great year!  The DeRosa Family

Mrs. Maureen Afeltra, Guilford Lakes Elementary – Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are a wonderful teacher and Eli is blessed to have had you this year. Your unceasing efforts and what you are able to do with these children are appreciated and admired. The impression you have made in his life and our family cannot be lauded enough.  All the best.  The Vandeventers

Mrs. Mary Jo Puchini, Guilford Lakes Elementary – Thank you Mrs Puchini for being such a wonderful & patient influence on Eli. Our boys love seeing you and having you teaching them is an honor. Thank you for all that you do! – The VanDeventers 

Mrs. White, Calvin Leete Elementary – Mac has had a great year in your class. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and patience. He has loved kindergarten with you and the progress he has made with your teaching has been wonderful to watch.  Thank you. – The Vandeventers

Mrs. Tuttle, Calvin Leete – Thank you for your attentiveness, spirit and help.  You are a wonderful asset to Guilford Public School!  – The Waehners

Mrs. Golembeski, Calvin Leete – You are an anchor at Leete – thank you for all you do!  The Waehners

Mr. Cuticelli, Baldwin – Thank you for making science fun and engaging.  You are appreciated!  – The Waehners

Fall 

Professor Kaneko, Guilford High School – Your huge commitment to your students and dedication to teaching Spanish will always be remembered! Thank you so very much, Victoria Giovanniello.

Mrs. Ellen Swiggett – Thank you for your inspiration and for believing in my ability to succeed, Victoria Giovanniello.

Kathy Perry, Calvin Leete Elementary School – Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!  Jake Sigal

Eileen Buccara, Adams – Thanks for being a great teacher!  The Garmisa / Pinchbeck Family.

Cory Slifstein, Adams – Thanks for being a great teacher!  The Garmisa / Pinchbeck Family.

Tara Bowers, Adams – Thanks for being a great teacher!  The Garmisa / Pinchbeck Family.

Heather Bradley, Adams – Thanks for being a great teacher!  The Garmisa / Pinchbeck Family.

Tom Bushnell, Adams – Thanks for being a great teacher!  The Garmisa / Pinchbeck Family.

Mrs. Tuttle, Calvin Leete – Thanks for making learning fun!  The Mix family.

Mrs. Trotta, Calvin Leete.  Thanks for making learning fun! The Mix family.

Mrs. Bellonio, Baldwin Middle School – Thanks for all you do – you are an amazing teacher.  The Mix family.

Mrs. Fonicello, Baldwin Middle School – Thanks for making music such a great part of Baldwin!  The Mix family.

Mrs. Decker, Calvin Leete – Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  The Vining family.

Principal Paula McCarthy,  Melissa Jones School – Thanks you for all you do for Emi and Naomi.  Akiko Iwasaki.  

Ms. Laura Vedrani, Melissa Jones School – Thank you for being such an amazing teacher.  Akiko Iwasaki.  

Mrs. Caitlin Charles, Melissa Jones School – Thank you for being there for Emi and Naomi.  We are grateful!  Akiko Iwasaki.

Mrs. Skelly, Baldwin Middle School – Thank you!! Sarah Widlitz.

Mrs. Barbara Caitlin, Calvin Leete – Thank you for your warmth, knowledge and helpful ways.  Happy Holidays.  Dan, Chryle and Liam Earle.

Mrs. William Grimm, Calvin Leete – Thank you for your leadership, professionalism and smiling face throughout the year.  Happy Holidays. Dan, Chryle and Liam Earle.

Mrs. Debra Golembieski, Calvin Leete – Thank you for your loving and fun spirit and for keeping Liam and all the children active and happy.  Happy Holidays. Dan, Chryle and Liam Earle.

Mrs. Dierdra Dolan, Calvin Leete – Thank you for making learning fun, and providing a safe, happy and engaging environment for Liam.  Happy Holidays. Dan, Chryle and Liam Earle.

Mrs. Eileen Bell, Calvin Leete – Thank you for providing such a caring and engaging environment in the your classroom for Liam and all his buddies.  Happy Holidays. Dan, Chryle and Liam Earle.

Mrs. Decker, Calvin Leete – Thank you for everything!! Sarah Widlitz

 Ms. O’brien, AW COX – Thank You for being such a great teacher all year. You deserve this award .Gage Maisano  

Ms. Sharpe, AW COX – I love all the things you have taught me so far this year. You do a great job and make school fun for me! Rhya Maisano. 

 Maya Schofield, AW Cox Elementary  – Thank you for a great year so far!  I really like school this year.  Ethan Wienkamp.