Johna Halko and Mark Kopp at WGMS; Lauren Cahalan and Luis (Manny) Castro at CMS; and Maureen McInerney and Steven Ferguson at the high school were honored by the Camillus Optimists with the David Kenna Youth Appreciation Awards.
East Hill Elementary School special education teacher Pamela Ciarla, CMS physical education teacher Dallas Barton, and high school learning center teacher Patricia Sullivan received the 2011 Joseph A. Witowski Teacher of the Year Award.
Honorees and their families were guests of the Optimists on November 13 at Gilfillan’s West Hill Catering Club. School administrators introduced each honoree and described their unique contributions. Optimists Jim Crockett, Brian Normoyle, and Karen Tifft coordinated the program.
Teachers were selected by their peers for being sensitive to the needs of their students; for creating an exciting and challenging classroom atmosphere; and contributing to the quality of instruction at West Genesee.