April 02, 2014

Celebrated Long Island educator Izzo selected for National Teaching Hall of Fame

Source: NYSUT Communications

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Marguerite Izzo - a fifth-grade teacher on Long Island and former New York State Teacher of the Year - has been selected for induction into the National Teachers Hall of Fame.

Izzo, who teaches at Davison Avenue Intermediate School in Lynbrook in the Malverne Union Free School District, is among five teachers nationwide selected for induction this year. She will be formally inducted into the Emporia, Kan.-based Hall of Fame on June 13.

A member of the Malverne Teachers Association, Izzo - whose teaching career spans over 35 years - was honored as New York State’s Teacher of the Year in 2007. Last year, she was awarded the prestigious Lowell Milken Center Fellowship, which honors educators who have distinguished themselves in their profession.

Izzo works with the New York State Education Department to ensure the perspective and expertise of practitioners are taken into consideration when policy is being shaped.

Izzo also serves on the board of directors for the National Network of State Teachers of the Year. She was nominated for induction into the Hall of Fame by Katherine Bassett, the network’s chief executive officer.

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