Long Hill School
I nominate Ms. Giordano for the Amazing Teacher’s Award sponsored by Norwegian Cruise Line. She is an exceptional teacher, the kind a child will remember for their entire lives. She’s inspiring, patient, and challenging all at the same time. She is the perfect combination of silly and serious. She wants each child to grow to their full potential. The parents of students who are in her class consistently request that their younger children are also assigned to her. She’s currently pursuing higher education so that she may be able to facilitate change at an administrative level for her district. She fosters a classroom environment in which her students feel safe. She was awarded the Weller Excellence in Teaching Award for her project entitled Holidays Around the World” students take ‘an imaginary journey around the world to explore how various cultures celebrate different holidays during the month of December.’ She places emphasis on diversity in the classroom, and makes it a point to integrate this which creates an inclusive atmosphere. For all these reasons and more, Ms. Giordano is the example of what a teacher should be. Her bright light shines on for years to come in the lives she touches.