Desabota honored as Teacher of Year

Brooklyn's 2017 "Teacher of the Year"
Posted on 11/13/2017
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Enrica Desabota was honored as Brooklyn’s “Teacher of the Year” at the annual Danielson Rotary’s Teacher of the Year banquet on Thursday along with winners from Killingly, Ellis Tech and St. James. She was introduced by Brooklyn Superintendent Patricia Buell who spoke about the high regard in which Mrs. Desabota is held by her colleagues, her willingness to take on challenges (she has taught grades 4,5 and 6), travel to New York City for professional development and serve as the President of the Brooklyn Education Association. Mrs. Desabota gave a moving speech in which she spoke of emigrating to America from Italy with her parents before turning five and her gratitude to her parents for having the courage to make such a journey. She touched on her connections to all the schools represented at the banquet noting that she was a graduate of Killingly High School, sent her daughters to St. James and had a daughter whose heart was set on enrolling at Ellis Tech. Mrs. Desabota thanked her family, her colleagues and her students about whom she said, “I am sure I learn more from them than they learn from me” [editor’s note: “no way Mrs. Desabota”]. Mrs. Desabota is known for loving her students fiercely and, throughout the course of her speech, members of the audience could be seen wiping tears from their eyes. The Brooklyn staff is honored to call Mrs. Desabota our “Teacher of the Year”.

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