2015 Teacher of the Year Award: Christine Calabrese
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE NATIONAL RIGHT TO READ FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2015 PATRICK GROFF TEACHERS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Strasburg, Virginia – President Robert W. Sweet, Jr. today announced the selection of Christine Calabrese as the recipient of the National Right to Read Foundation’s 2015 Patrick Groff Teacher of the Year Award. Christine is a kindergarten teacher at the Edward Everett Hale Elementary School in Brooklyn, NY.
This prestigious award is given each year to an outstanding reading teacher who applies in her classroom the five essential components of reading instruction that decades of scientific research and practice have proven most effective in teaching all student to read proficiently. Those five components are: direct, systematic instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, fluency and comprehension.
Mrs. Calabrese has been a teacher for more than 20 years and her passion is to help children who struggle with learning to read. She has used a classic reading program to help her students have fun, and achieve mastery of the English spelling system. Sing, Spell, Read and Write has been successfully used by Master Teachers for more than four decades to teach all children to read proficiently. Mrs. Calabrese has taught many students to read throughout her career, and volunteered to help other teachers across the nation apply the skills she has learned in her own classroom. Many children are taught to guess at words, or memorize long dreary lists of vocabulary words that are soon forgotten. There IS a better way.
The National Right to Read Foundation congratulates Mrs. Calabrese for her perseverance, skill in teaching, her love for her students and teaching them all to read proficiently.
Read the Letter of Congratulations sent to Mrs. Calabrese here.
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Strasburg, VA 22657