The Verona public school district kicked off the year on September 5 with a full day of professional development for all staff members focused on current state and national initiatives including the new teacher evaluation system, PARCC/Assessment, and the Common Core State Standards.
The morning began with an awards ceremony during which 25 staff members were presented with UBEE awards for their outstanding work implementing the Understanding by Design initiative. VHS faculty members pictured above with their awards include: (bottom row, left to right) Stacey Smith, Linda Barone, Fran Young, Alice Kobylarz. (top row, left to right) Elaine DeVita, Chris Tamburro, Danielle Mutovic, Jennifer Errico, Jonathan Thai, Paula Ramos, Marie Meyer. Additional award recipients not pictured include Ray Bowes, Dan Corrado, Pete Foster, Tamara Gesario, Nancy Gordon, Andrea Grannemann, Larissa Smith, Glenn Haerle, Robert Hill, Andrea Jordan, Emily Podolak, Jaime Ricci, Jeani Sapienza, and Terry Sherman.