New Rochelle High School / New Rochelle Public Schools
New Rochelle, NY
Mr. Stirpe is a teacher in our PAVE program at New Rochelle High School. He is an innovative, tech savvy, hands on mentor for students of all skill levels. His background in Theater and Film affords him the ability to combine two of his interests to reach all students, helping students to see and reach their potential. With 20 plus years of classroom experience, Mr. Stirpe never quits, and he believes in and works for students even when those students (and sometimes the adults around them) want to give up. His room is a safe space for students and even during periods he isn’t teaching the students gather to study and work on projects for other classes. I wish I had a teacher like him when I was in high school. I truly love working with him. These are just some of the reasons I feel Mr. Stirpe should be honored with the NCL Giving Joy recognition award.