May - June Issue
May 09, 2014

Short Takes

Source: NYSUT United

Izzo headed to hall of fame

Marguerite Izzo, a fifth-grade teacher on Long Island and 2007 New York State Teacher of the Year, will be inducted June 13 into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kan.

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.

A member of the Malverne Teachers Association, Izzo's teaching career spans 35 years. Last year, she was awarded the prestigious Lowell Milken Center Fellowship, which honors educators who have distinguished themselves in their profession.

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