With their pick for representative in the 2015 Connecticut Teacher of the Year Program, Greenwich Public Schools chooses Dr. Cheryl Iozzo. She has been inspiring Greenwich middle and elementary school students in her art classroom for 20 years.
Superindendent Dr. William S. McKersie chose the North Street School art teacher because of her ability to teach all subjects using art as a focal point.
"She regularly weaves English/language arts, world languages, social studies, ath and now digital devices into her lessons. If art is the window into our minds, hearts, souls and histories, in Cheryl's deft hands art also is the path to powerful student engagement and learning," McKersie said.
Carolyn Reifers, a Distinguished Teachers Awards nominator, explained that Iozzo “is always looking for a better way to teach an art concept: she searches the internet on a regular basis, and communicates with art colleagues and classroom teachers to create lesson plans that incorporate the latest and most effective learning strategies.” One of these learning startegies includes the addition of the Creative Connections program to North Street School. This program connects fifth graders with students in a remote area of Guatemala.
Iozzo wil be honored by The Distinguished Teachers Awards Committee and the Greenwich Kiwanis Club at the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, June 17 at 7:00 pm.