Wesley Alumni Nominated for 2014 Teacher of the Year
Three Wesley College graduates were nominated for the 2014 Delaware Teacher of the Year Award. There were nineteen educators nominated for the award- one for each district in the state. Educators are nominated based on their effectiveness, dedication, and love of teaching. The state awards each nominee with a $2,000 grant. The Wesley alumni nominees were Kaitlin (Oliver) Callaway '06 M'02, Deborah (Kenton) Long '01, M'02, and Jennifer (Mosuly) Immediato '01.
“Wesley is so proud of our graduates who have been recognized as true ‘change agents’ in their field,” said Wesley College Professor of Education Dr. Jill Cole.
Callaway has been teaching for eight years but has wanted to be a teacher her whole life. Teaching third grade at North Laurel Elementary School, she believes that patience, persistence, and individual focus are the keys to academic success.
Teaching for twelve years, Long believes that with respect, motivation, and a positive environment, any student is capable of learning. She credits the history teachers she had in school for her success as a social studies teacher at Sussex Technical High School.
Immediato worked as a paramedic for eighteen years before becoming a teacher at St. Georges Technical High School, where she has taught emergency medical services to tenth through twelve graders for five years. Her belief is that teaching should engage the students and cause them to motivate themselves towards greatness and success.