Spotlight on our Countrywood Teacher of the Year

Left to right: kindergarten teacher and Countrywood’s Teacher of the Year, Sue Lamorte with Principal Barbara Kenney.
Left to right: kindergarten teacher and Countrywood’s Teacher of the Year, Sue Lamorte with Principal Barbara Kenney.

From Interim Personnel Administrator Frank Fallon:

Robert Fulghum, in his book, All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten, stated:

            “…I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only antidote for grief…”

We all know that kindergarten teachers are special people who instill these virtues in young minds and, with the collaboration of families, support the growth and development of young children.

Countrywood Primary School’s nominee for Teacher of the Year is kindergarten teacher, Sue Lamorte, who exemplifies all of the best qualities of a kindergarten teacher.  Sue and her entire family are graduates of Walt Whitman High School, and she has continued to be an important part in South Huntington.  Although she has taught in several assignments, she has been a kindergarten teacher at Countrywood since 2007. Her tireless work ethic, love of her students and collaboration with their families set her apart as someone very special.

One parent stated, “… (When) volunteering in her classroom…I always came away impressed by the climate of her classroom. She was always calm and patient with the children, never raising her voice. She always had a smile on her face and an energy that was contagious…”

Sue serves as a building mentor and works to train new teachers on her grade level. She can be counted on as one who volunteers to support initiatives within the school district with the hope of improving teaching and keeping South Huntington as an exceptional place for student learning.