Staff Recognition

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Glastonbury Public Schools
2017-2018 Staff Awards & Recognition


Congratulations to the Glastonbury Public Schools Foreign Language Department, recipient of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Melba D. Woodruff Award for Exemplary Elementary Foreign Language Programs. This award recognizes our district’s commitment to providing elementary students with an outstanding foreign language program. We are proud of our quality curriculum and our dedicated foreign language educators.

Congratulations to Brenda Gregorski (GHS Math) and Diane Pintavalle (GHS Science) who have both been selected as State Finalists in the 2017 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). If chosen as a national finalist, these teachers would be honored at the White House in Washington D.C. Joshua Steffenson (GHS Science) and Rich Broggini (SMS Science) have both received these prestigious Presidential Awards and made the trip to Washington in the last two years!

Sandra Gustafson (GHS Art) has had her artwork selected for two exhibits this fall: 1) Sandra's acrylic portrait will be on display at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Studio & Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, from October 1, 2017 through April 15, 2018. Sixty works were selected from over 450 submissions nationwide for this exhibit. 2) Sandra's mixed media piece, "Reclining," was accepted into the 'Drawing from Perception VIII' art show, a national juried drawing exhibition organized by Wright State University’s Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries and the Department of Art and Art History. Her work will be on display from January 16 through February 25, 2018 at the Wright State University Creative Arts Center, in the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries, Dayton Ohio.

Dr. Ken Roy (Director of Environmental Health & Chemical Safety) recently coauthored and self-published his 10th safety related book titled "Safer Makerspaces, Fab Labs, and STEM Labs: A Collaborative Guide!" This is the only book currently available on the planet dealing with this topic.  Click here for more information on the book.