Frank P. Long Teacher Awarded NYS Elementary Science Teacher of the Year Award

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Congratulations to our very own Theresa Palermo, special education teacher at Frank P Long Intermediate School, who recently was awarded the New York State Elementary Science Teacher of the Year Award from the Suffolk Section of the Science Teachers Association of New York State. Frank P. Long Assistant Principal Ali Ulberg and co-teacher Trish Gallina nominated Ms. Palermo for this award. According to her co-teacher, Trish Gallina, "Nobody deserves this award more than she does. She has made science such an incredible experience for the students. She makes science alive by inspiring kids and giving them the tools they need to succeed". After 38 years teaching in the district as a 4th and 5th grade special education teacher, focusing in science, Ms. Palermo will be retiring this year.

Her enthusiasm and dedication will be sorely missed.