Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Linda Johnson: named Teacher of the Year. Contributed photo
Linda Johnson, a third grade teacher at Long Lots Elementary School, tonight was named Westport’s Teacher of the Year.
Johnson, who has been teaching 17 years with the last three in the Westport school system, was chosen from among eight teachers nominated for the honor by their colleagues.
The announcement was made during a Board of Education meeting at Town Hall.
As Westport’s Teacher of the Year, Johnson will automatically be entered in the state Teacher of the Year competition later this year.
In addition to Johnson, the other teachers nominated were: Kathy Brunjes, Bedford Middle School(BMS) Social Studies; Julia McNamee, BMS English; Michael Pisseri, Coleytown Middle School Social Studies; Christina Richardson, Staples High School (SHS) English; Robin Sacilotto, SHS Math; Suzanne Sherman-Propp, Green‘s Farms Music; and Adele Valovich, SHS Music.
Posted 08/30/05 at 01:55 AM Permalink
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Linda has been teaching 3rd grade for 11 years, but only 3 of them have been in Westport. I know this because my daughter had Linda for 3rd grade the first year she was here in Westport in 2002. We were lucky. She is a warm and caring teacher that made a huge impact in my daughter’s academic life. Congratulations Linda and good luck in the state competition. We are rooting for you!!
I am a real senior and I still remember my third grade teacher. Teaching is a nobel occupation and I hope you stay teaching for many, many years. Don’t let the administration get to you.
Lots of luck to you and keep up the good work.
The best to you,