18-19 Teachers of the Year

Teachers and Education Services Professional of the Year
Photo: Ms. Leah Jerome (left) and Mrs. Danielle Macaluso (right)

Pictured left to right: Ms. Leah Jerome and Mrs. Danielle Macaluso

We are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Teacher and Educational Services Professional of the year for Pascack Valley High School! This year, we recognize Ms. Leah Jerome (Pascack Valley Social Studies teacher) as our Teacher of the Year. Our Educational Services Professionals of the Year is Mrs. Danielle Macaluso (Pascack Valley LDT-C).

When recognizing each teacher and professional in their respective classrooms and offices, Superintendent Gundersen shared quotes from students and colleagues who nominated the recipients.  Below, are a few of these quotes, which best describe the character of the recipients, and their impact on our school community.


Photo: Ms. Leah Jerome

"Being a teacher is easy. But being a good teacher takes skill, patience, compassion, and rigor that Ms. Jerome has and demonstrates in abundance. To say that she deserves the recognition of this award would be an understatement. " -- Student



Photo: Mrs. Danielle Macaluso

"As a child study team member, finding the balance between pushing a student and giving them the support they need can be a difficult task, which Danielle manages very well. She goes above and beyond for so many of her students and at times is like a second mother to these students. She has made a difference in the lives of so many past and present students." -- Colleague

We congratulate both of this year's recipients for all of their continued efforts to make our district a special place.

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