PE Teacher Takes Top Honors

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Senior High School physical education teacher Gina Antonelli has been selected as the Suffolk County Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. This award places her among the other zone winners in New York State and she is eligible and under review for consideration as New York State Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year 2016.

Antonelli was nominated by Joanne Hamilton, a former physical education teacher from a local district. “After meeting Gina, I knew in my heart she deserved this nomination,” Hamilton said. “I was so energized by her positive attitude and her amazing enthusiasm for our profession, I wanted to come back to teach with her. She showed such patience, understanding, caring and nurturing. It was my extreme pleasure to nominate her as our Teacher of the Year.”