Middletown High School
I am nominating my friend and coworker Dominique Scarzafava, a graduate of Middletown High School in 2012, who returned in 2019 as a Biology Special Education teacher, a Title 1 district in the City of Middletown , New York. Our student’s in our district have many needs. This is where Ms. Scarzafava shines in her profession. Her student’s are of the utmost importance. During her second year of teaching, she sadly lost her Dad. Although this was one of the toughest times in her life, she returned to her students with a smile, and helped them to navigate the difficulty of distance learning. Showing up everyday to make her students feel important and loved is her first priority. Ms. Scarzafava has a fantastic relationship with her students and her colleagues, as well. It is clear that her student’s respect her, because she shows them respect. Being new to the teaching profession, Ms. Scarzafava has already become an essential part of our school community. The students of Middletown now and in the future are lucky to have such a caring and loving teacher. Please vote for such a deserving teacher.