May 01, 2015

Charles Giglio: New York State Teacher of the Year

Source: NYSUT Communications

Charles Giglio
Gloversville Teachers Association

Gloversville teacher Charles Giglio, the 2015 New York State Teacher of the Year, literally brought Latin back from the dead in his district.

With more than 50 years experience in the classroom, this Gloversville TA member is well known and highly respected in his community, and beloved by parents and students — including hundreds who keep in touch with their former Latin teacher after graduation.

Giglio, the 45th state Teacher of the Year, has been teaching in the Gloversville Enlarged School District for nine years. One of his significant accomplishments was to single-handedly increase enrollment in the Latin program after just his first semester teaching in the district. He currently teaches Latin for grades 8-12, while holding permanent state certifications in elementary education, secondary English and Latin. Giglio also holds state certifications as a school building administrator and school district administrator.

Congratulations also go to the four other finalists for the 2015 state Teacher of the Year: Charles Mangum, a high school arts teacher at the Long Island High School for the Arts at Nassau BOCES; Deborah Kravchuk, a science teacher at Haviland Middle School in the Hyde Park Central School District; Elise Sobol, a high school special education music teacher at Rosemary Kennedy School at Nassau BOCES; and Michael Comet, a high school science teacher in the South Lewis Central School District.

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