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September 16, 2014
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Gloversville Enlarged City School District Latin Teacher Named

2015 New York State Teacher of the Year

The New York State Board of Regents today announced that Charles Giglio has been named the 2015 New York State Teacher of the Year. Giglio, a Latin teacher at the Gloversville Enlarged School District in Gloversville, NY, was presented with a certificate of recognition by Regents Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch and Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. Giglio was also presented with the Thomas Sobol Award and the David Johnson Award, both created as annual gifts for recipients of the Teacher of the Year award.

Giglio, the 45th New York State Teacher of the Year, has been teaching in the Gloversville Enlarged School District for nine years. One of his significant accomplishments was to single handedly increase enrollment in the Latin program after just his first semester teaching in the district. He currently teaches Latin for grades 8-12, while holding permanent New York State Certifications in Elementary Education, Secondary English and Latin. Giglio also holds New York State certifications as a School Building Administrator and School District Administrator.

“Every day, teachers like Charles Giglio are making a difference in the lives of their students,” said Chancellor Tisch.  “His passion for teaching makes Charles a great force of learning for every child in his classroom.”

"Charles Giglio takes the kind of personal interest in his students that each of us wants for our children,” Commissioner King said.  “Every day, in the classroom and out, he makes sure his students have every opportunity to expand their learning.”

"New York's classrooms are filled with highly skilled, dedicated teachers who make learning come alive for students every single day. Charles Giglio is representative of that excellence. His knowledge, skill and passion are on display every single day for students in Gloversville," said New York State United Teachers President Karen E. Magee. "We congratulate him and know he will make a fantastic New York State Teacher of the Year."

“The kindness, compassion and determination for excellence in all areas of his life are attributes that all of us strive for but never truly achieve,” Gloversville High School Principal Richard R. DeMallie, Ed.D. said. "Mr. Giglio has enhanced the lives of hundreds of students over his 9 year teaching career in Gloversville High School. What separates him in our profession is how his students continue to want to be around him even after high school.”

Giglio is currently a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, an international grass roots organization which advocates for children and adults with learning disabilities. From 2006-2008, he served as the First and Second Vice President and from 2006-2008, the President. He is currently a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of New York State, the nation’s oldest learning disability advocacy organization.  In 2000, he was elected Vice President of that organization, a title which he still holds. Additionally, Giglio served as the Deputy Director for the New York State Office of Mental Health Bureau of Forensic Services from 1998-2003. He was the Director of Family Support Services Wildwood Programs from 1996-1998.

Giglio is a department leader in his district where he collaboratively works with his colleagues to revamp curricula, plan staff development days, and communicate with local universities throughout the region highlighting current education research and best practices. In addition, Giglio has established the Correctional Advisory Committee at Marist College and plans statewide workshops and conferences for forensic clinicians.

Finalists for 2015 New York State Teacher of the Year include: Charles Mangum, a high school Arts teacher at the Long Island High School for the Arts at Nassau BOCES; Deborah Kravchuk, a Science teacher at Haviland Middle School in the Hyde Park Central School District; Elise Sobol, a high school Special Education Music teacher at Rosemary Kennedy School at Nassau BOCES; and Michael Comet, a high school Science teacher at South Lewis High School in the South Lewis Central School District.

The State Teacher of the Year Program is sponsored by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT); United Federation of Teachers (UFT); New York State Parents and Teachers Association (NYSPTA); New York State Association School Curriculum Development (NYSASCD); The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA); The School Administrators Association of NYS (SAANYS); New York State Association of Teacher Educators (NYSATE); The New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (NYACTE); Voya Financial; the SMARTer Kids Foundation; SMART Technologies; and The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The program is run in conjunction with the National Teacher of the Year Program, sponsored by CCSSO.

Additional information about the New York State Teacher of the Year Program is available in the Office of Curriculum and Instruction at the New York State Education Department at (518) 474-5922 or on the Teacher of the Year website.