Silas Deane Middle School's Charlene Maddock has been selected as the 2017 Teacher of the Year for the Wethersfield Public Schools.
Charlene, a science teacher, was officially nominated by 12 of her middle school colleagues (Tess McKeon, Diana Beardsley, Patrick Stratton, Sheila Sollinger, Matthew McKinnon, Maura McLoughlin, Tom McLoughlin, Patricia Krzesicki, Matthew Berloe, Lauren Bonfiglio, John Palazzo, and Kristen Fortuna).
An excerpt from Charlene's nomination...
Teachers who love teaching, teach students to love learning. Charlene Maddock exemplifies this statement with the utmost passion and commitment to the teaching profession. Charlene goes above and beyond every day. She has a significant impact on her students' lives and makes a difference because of the positive rapport she has with each individual. Charlene makes every person - big or small, feel like they matter, and she influences other teachers tremendously. She is a role model to her colleagues and her students.