GREENWICH, Conn. -- Superintendent of Schools William McKersie has announced the selection of Greenwich High School mathematics teacher Maryann Franchella as the Greenwich Public Schools representative for the 2016 Connecticut Teacher of the Year program.
A math educator with more than 20 years experience, Franchella "is known as a rigorous, creative and compassionate math teacher," said McKersie in a press release. "She is committed to ensuring that students at all levels of math succeed and many of her students have gone on to be math majors at leading colleges and universities. She has a long record of advancing her own math knowledge through year-round study and sharing what she has learned with colleagues. Fellow teachers consider Ms. Franchella one of their most giving and trusted peers. As the mother of two budding teachers, she is newly dedicated to improving the processes for recruiting, developing and retaining teachers. Ms. Franchella’s broad expertise on teaching will represent Greenwich well in the State’s Teacher of the Year program."
Franchella recently was honored by The Distinguished Teachers Awards Committee and by the Greenwich Kiwanis Club, according to a press release.
The Kiwanis Club presented Franchella with the Joseph Mitchell Kaye Award. Kaye was a past president of the Greenwich Kiwanis Club, a lieutenant governor of the Kiwanis Club for the New England District and served on the Greenwich Board of Education.
Franchella is one of six teachers selected and honored by the Distinguished Teachers Awards Committee in April.
McKersie was charged with selecting from among the six teachers the one who would represent Greenwich in the state’s program.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Franchella currently serves as a GHS instructional coach, a TEAM Mentor, a Learning Facilitator in one of the GHS Houses, and on the School Data Team. She is also the faculty sponsor of the Math Honor Society.
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