DTAC announces Distinguished Teachers

The Distinguished Teachers Awards Committee (DTAC) has named the 2023 Distinguished Teachers.

2023 Distinguished Teachers

  • Erin John, New Lebanon School, Grade 1
  • Gaspare Lipari, Western Middle School, English/Social Studies/Tech Grades 6-8
  • Aaron Lofaro, Central Middle School, Music Grades 6-8
  • Joan O’Day, Greenwich High School, Social Worker
  • Carol Pugliano-Martin, New Lebanon School, ALP/Language Arts Grades 2-5
  • Maria Woodward, Central Middle School, Mathematics Grade 7

“As a committee, we are pleased with the amount of nominations we received this year for an enthusiastic and energetic group of educators and collaborators,” DTAC Chair Ms. Stacy Loveless said. “The six 2023 Distinguished Teachers named display an extraordinary commitment to elevating their students, schools, and the entire District. The measures each one takes remarkably exceeds all expectations.”

The GPS community is welcome to celebrate the teachers at the Distinguished Teachers Award ceremony, set for 4:30 PM on Thursday, May 4 at Central Middle School.


About the Distinguished Teachers Awards Program

Nominations for GPS Distinguished Teachers are submitted by students, parents, and colleagues in early March each year. Each member of the Distinguished Teachers Awards Committee (DTAC), Inc. reviews every nomination packet. At the annual “vote meeting” in April, DTAC members submit their ballots anonymously and without discussion. The ballots are tallied and the six teachers with the most votes are selected to receive the Distinguished Teacher Award. The Distinguished Teachers Awards Committee includes no more than 20 members, with representatives from The Board of Education, The Greenwich Education Association (GEA), The Greenwich Organization of School Administrators (GOSA), the PTA Council, and members of the community including representatives from the Kiwanis and other community organizations, parents and many previously named Greenwich Distinguished Teachers.

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