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    The teachers and staff members at Gibbsboro School are one of the key reasons our school is so wonderful. Highlighting the important role of the staff members at Gibbsboro School will only make our school community stronger. We want to share our appreciation for their outstanding work with a new program, HSA Staff Member of the Month. Each month, teachers, staff members, students and community members have the opportunity to nominate a staff member for doing something that goes above and beyond. 

    Based on feedback received, we will be making some changes to the HSA Staff Member of the Month program. Our staff opt out of a state wide program that highlights teachers so that they can foster their sense of community without anyone being singled out. We want to continue to respect the wishes of our staff members. Instead of choosing our staff member of the month based on the nominations received, we will make it a random drawing, as was requested. Staff members may only win once per school year.

    We would like to continue the ability for people to highlight the amazing things that our staff members do. As evident in the nominations we received in September,  staff members were nominated not only by fellow staff members but by parents and students. We will give all nominated staff members a letter of acknowledgement. We are so grateful for the staff at Gibbsboro School and we only want to encourage their greatness.

    There will be a staff member randomly selected each month. Nominated staff members will be recognized with a letter. Winners will receive a certificate and a small gift. There is no limit to the number of times a staff member can be nominated. Staff members may only win once per school year, but will receive a letter of recognition for each nomination. 

    Nominations must be submitted by the 20th of each month.

    https://forms.gle/CzhvcMt4vLMDq1Mn9

    Program Established September 2022

     


    Highlighted Staff Members

    April

    Mrs. Gonnella

     

    March

    Mrs. Jungclaus

     

    How long have you been a teacher? This is my 6th year teaching
    How long have you worked at Gibbsboro School? I started teaching at Gibbsboro in September of 2017 
    What is one of your hidden talents? I can make a water drip sound and occasionally do it while I wait for my students to get ready for the next activity. They always get wide eyed and say "What was that!" 😂
    What are some traditions or superstitions you have for the First Day of School? I always incorporate silly memes into my welcome back slideshow 
    What inspires you? That "ah ha" moment, it is my absolute favorite thing to see that moment when something just clicks! Or when a student who persevered through a challenging concept is feeling a new found confidence.
    What’s the best/worst thing about being a teacher? My favorite thing about teaching is that it doesn't always feel like work, I enjoy what I do and I love my students dearly.
    If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share? Success is knowing you tried your best, if you know you tried your absolute best, then you have been successful. 
    If you could take the students on a field trip to anywhere in the world, where would you take them? I would love to show my students different parts of the world. I had the privilege of teaching in a rural school in India and it was an eye opening experience. The culture, the food, the art, the history, there is so much the world can teach us. 

    February

    Ms. Harris

    • How long have you worked at Gibbsboro School?
      • This is my 12th year at Gibbsboro School. I long term subbed for 2 years in another district prior to coming here.
    • What are some traditions or superstitions you have for the First Day of School?
      • A tradition of mine on the first day of school is to always teach my students how to do the Pledge of Allegiance in sign language.
    • What’s the best/worst thing about being a teacher?
      • The best thing about being a teacher is that I get to have fun every single day, especially when we dance to our grammar and math songs. 
    • If you could take the students on a field trip to anywhere in the world, where would you take them?
      • If I could take my students anywhere on a field trip I would take them on a cross country road trip to see all of the famous sites in America!

     

     

     

    January

    Mrs. Egan

    • How long have you worked at Gibbsboro School?
      • It was four years in January 
    • What is one of your hidden talents?
      • Baking
    • What are some traditions or superstitions you have for the First Day of School?
      • Arrive early; be excited!
    • What inspires you?
      • The teachers and my fellow staff members -  their dedication to the students is awe inspiring
    • If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share?
      • Always think before you speak; you never know the effect your words can have.
    • If you could take the students on a field trip to anywhere in the world, where would you take them?
      • New York City - there are so many things to do, places to see!
     
     
     
     

    December

    Erin Berehieko

     

     

    • How long have you been a teacher? I have been working in Special Ed for 16 years
    • How long have you worked at Gibbsboro School? This is my 7th school year with Gibby!  (I LOVE IT! Accepting a position here has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.)
    • What is one of your hidden talents? I once had a job in college that required me to make balloon animals.  I still remember how to do a few!
    • What are some traditions or superstitions you have for the First Day of School? I love taking a picture of each of my students on the first and the last day in the same location in my classroom.  It is fun to see how much they have grown and changed over the course of the year.
    • If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share? You can do anything you put your mind to.  Just keep trying and never give up!
    • If you could take the students on a field trip to anywhere in the world, where would you take them? Walt Disney World...  So many of my students do not get the opportunity to go.  I wish they could experience a little bit of the magic if even just for one day.
    • Feel free to add anything else you want to share!  I am getting MARRIED on April 15th!  My fiance and I have been together for 8 years and we are very excited for this!

    November

    Roesanne Aversa

    October

    Tim Aucello

     

     

    • How long have you been a teacher? 
      • 7 years
    • What inspires you? 
      • My students.
    • What’s the best/worst thing about being a teacher? 
      • Best: Teaching.
      • Worst: Every part of the job that is not teaching.
    • If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share? 
      • Kindness is not what you do, but who you are. Be patient and honest with yourself, with others, and everything else will fall into place.
    • If you could take the students on a field trip to anywhere in the world, where would you take them?
      • A concert of their favorite musical artists.
     

    September

    Jeff Galda

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    • How long have you been a teacher? 
      • I have been a teacher for 24 years
    • How long have you worked at Gibbsboro School? 
      • I am in my 19th year at Gibbsboro
    • What is one of your hidden talents? 
      • I don't know if there is any hidden talent. I try to share what I can do
    • What are some traditions or superstitions you have for the First Day of School? 
      • I am always extra early on the first day of school
    • What inspires you?
      • So many things inspire me. I am inspired by seeing people that really care about people and care in general about what they do. There is an endless list of these people that have had an impact on my life in that way. 
    • What’s the best/worst thing about being a teacher? 
      • It is all good to me. Other than being a father/husband, it is the best thing I have ever done in my life.
    • If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share? 
      • Be Kind, Work Hard, Do Your Best, and Be Resilient 
    • If you could take the students on a field trip to anywhere in the world, where would you take them?
      • No trips for me. But, I hope all the students come back and tell me about all the great places they have gone in their lives.