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Who's Your Favorite Montville Teacher?

Patch wants to know which Montville educator made the most impact on you or your kids.

For some, it's "the most wonderful time of the year," and for others it means a fun-filled summer has come to an end.

It's back to school season, and parents, teachers and students alike are all focused on making the next 180 learning days the best possible for all involved If there's one thing they all have in common, though, it's that one teacher (or multiple) that stood out and made a difference in his or her life. 

Maybe it's the gym teacher that taught you how to push yourself and work hard physically; maybe it's the math or science teacher that made lessons so fun you actually paid attention. Or maybe it's a school administrator that helped guide you in the right direction during your formative years.

Whichever it is, tell us about them here on Montville Patch. Share in the comments section who made that positive impact on you or your kids as students and why.

Nate September 04, 2012 at 05:53 PM
I have a list of a few. They are listed alphabetically because I don't have a single favorite. Zoe Benedict: Ms. Benedict directed the musical, Little Shop of Horrors, during my senior year. Though I never had her in class, she was just such a great person. She is an extremely talented individual who helped all of her pupils develop their skills and flourish. I also feel that she will lead the MTHS Drama Club to new heights. William "Bill" Kocur: Mr. Kocur was my Architecture I, Architecture II, Drafting I, and Drafting II teacher. He is such a wise and well rounded individual. Not only does he have an amazing skill set, but is always there for his students if they need to talk about anything, be it educational or personal. He was the one who introduced me to my current college (the Rochester Institute of Technology), and I am forever grateful for everything he has done for me. Catherine Lomauro: Ms. Lomauro was my 12th grade Honors English teacher. My senior year was Ms. Lomauro's first year in the high school, though she had been teaching in Lazar for a few years before. Ms. Lomauro brought a breath of fresh air to the English program at the high school. She used many fresh educational tools, such as the differentiated education method, to teach material to her students. I can truly say that her methods worked, and she's a great person too! [continued in second post]
Nate September 04, 2012 at 05:55 PM
[continued] Michael C. Shera: Mr. Shera was my 11th grade English teacher, and then Vice Principal for my senior year. As an English teacher, Mr. Shera showed such a passion for the material that he taught, that it was in turn passed on to his students. As a Vice Principal that was promoted from within the district, I feel that he brings a lot of fresh ideas and internal perspective to the table. He knows what MTHS needs to succeed, and I can see that he is already paving the path to success. As a graduate of MTHS, I really think of these teachers as my mentors, but equally as important, my friends. Thank you to all my MTHS teachers.
Ariana Cohn-Sheehan September 04, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Wow, Nate. It's great to see you were affected by so many teachers and read about how. Thanks for sharing!
Nick Vaccaro September 04, 2012 at 09:49 PM
My favorite teachers where Mr.Paul Kulick that i had for woods 1 Mr. Bill Kocur that i had lunch with every day. Mr. Bob Levechik who i had for woods 2 becuase they all helped me out and we talked about all different things. One of my most favoirte teacher was Mrs.Barbara Fahey She was always there for me and helped me out she was one of my favorite teachers in the world.
Jaclyn D'amico September 05, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Loved miss Hanley, Mrs puttenvink, Mr Levy, Mr V(10th grade history) and Mrs starkins

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