The New York State English Council (NYSEC) named Monroe-Woodbury English teacher Susan Chappell 2016 Educator of Excellence. The Educator of Excellence Award honors those teachers
who are leaders in the classroom, collaborators with colleagues, and mentors for teachers new to the profession. Chappell accepted her award at the NYSEC Awards Luncheon on October 21 in Albany.
Chappell has been teaching in Monroe-Woodbury Central School District for 16 years and currently teaches English 9R and English 12H (SUNY Orange 101/102). Chappell was nominated by her department chair, Michelle G. Bulla, and by five high school English teachers who are current and previous mentees of hers.
“I am honored to have been nominated for this prestigious award. I am grateful to be a part of such a dynamic English Department here at Monroe-Woodbury,” said Chappell.
In addition, English Department Chair Michelle Bulla accepted the Article of the Year award for authoring “Seven Years in the Making: Monroe-Woodbury’s Festival in Honor of the National Day on Writing.” The award-winning article was published in NYSEC’s publication The English Record. Nominations were submitted by executive board members and members of the review panel. The editors selected a winner from those nominations.
“I am proud of the hard work of the entire English Department to make the day happen, and to facilitate its evolution to the full-school in-house writing workshop format we adopted last year,” said Bulla.
Congratulations to the Monroe-Woodbury High School English Department for these impressive accomplishments!